Thirteen Kentucky superintendents and principals went on the first UK Confucius administrator's trip to China on October 24 – November 4, 2012. Participants included superintendents and administrators from Knox County, Floyd County and Woodford County.
The group experienced historical, cultural highlights and schools in four cities: Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Suzhou.
In Beijing the group visited the Xinghua Elementary School, a school jointly funded by private sources and government for the migrant workers' children; In Xi'an, they visited Gaoxin No. 1 High School and Jianglu Village Middle School. In Shanghai, they visited Danign Elementary School, an international School where students receive bilingual education.