The WHU-OSU CAC is a collaborative project of Wuhan University, The Ohio State University, and the U.S. Department of State. It was officially founded with the awarding of a grant from the State Department on September 14, 2011. The CAC is designed to promote mutual understanding between China and the U.S. by providing training for English language and American culture, educating Chinese visitors about life in the U.S., encouraging study abroad, and responding to requests from Chinese and American businesses who want to learn about U.S. culture. The Center will promote understanding of the diversity of U.S. culture by creating an authentic American atmosphere in the heart of China.
The WHU-OSU Center for American Culture will be an interactive and welcoming place where WHU students, Chinese-English teachers, and members of the community will have a chance to experience American culture. As a non-political and non-profit organization, the Center will also facilitate exchanges with people from Wuhan and Hubei Province, who will be welcome to take advantage of the Center's resources and participate in its programming. The Center will offer lectures on aspects of the U.S. such as the legal system, social structure, and higher education, and offer training to all members of both University communities.