Robert Fried

Robert Fried
Guilin, Guangxi, China

Robert Fried is the founder and CEO of the Chinese Language Institute (CLI), an internationally recognized center for Chinese language and cultural studies that has hosted students from over 27 countries to date. Robert graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with degrees in Political Science and Communication and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He was named Virginia Tech's 2012-2013 Outstanding Recent Alumnus for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.


  • China