What does the Symphony at WKU, WKU Alumni Association, Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, North China Electric Power University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Hebei University, Confucius Institute at WKU, Western iMedia, Gordon Ford College of Business, Chinese Flagship, Potter College, and the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences have in common? Well, the answer is not simple, but one word that is at the helm of it all. “CHINA!!!” The year 2013 marked a poignant step in the direction of WKU’s mission of “A Leading American Institution with International Reach.” At the center of it all is the Confucius Institute at WKU. Just three years after the formation of the Confucius Institute at WKU, it has proven to be a pivotal piece in the international scene as it relates to China. The answer is not simple, but this correspondence will be divided into three different stories that will bring everything full circle.