60

Fellows from US and China

3-week long

In-depth learning experience

30+

Places to visit in China

50+

Unique activities

About Zhi-Xing China Fellowship:  U.S.-China University Student Leaders Academy 

Zhi-Xing China Fellowship: U.S.-China University Student Leaders Academy was officially launched in 2017 with the goal of inspiring and building connections between the next generation of global leaders in the US and China. Jointly implemented by China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and Asia Society, this Fellowship is a highlight of U.S-China People-to-People Exchange, championed by the US Secretary of State and the Chinese counterpart. 

Annually, 60 student leaders, with equal representation from the US and China, will be selected from the most prestigious universities. Together, they will carry out research activities in China over a period of three weeks. 

The Fellowship combines seminars and lectures with field visits, and culminates in capstone projects through which fellows present their findings. These tailor-designed seminars and lectures offer diverse perspectives on China’s culture, history, society, innovation, and political and economic systems. A variety of carefully curated field visits provide interactive and hands-on opportunities for fellows to develop deep understanding about China. 

The 2019 Fellowship will take place in China between July 20 – August 9

Application Details

Selection Criteria 

Selection Criteria 

  • Undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college
  • Academic excellence and strong leadership competencies
  • Currently in a senior leadership position of a student-led organization, preferred 
  • An open mind and a desire to broaden their understanding about China and the world 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Chinese language proficiency not required
Responsibilities

Responsibilities

To build a strong and robust network, student fellows are required to:

  • Actively participate in the entirety of the program in China
  • Complete pre-departure assignments
  • Publish at least one reflective piece in the form of essay, photo-essay, or video on the program website or other major media outlets within 3 months upon completion of the program in China
  • Be an active member of the U.S.-China University Student Leaders Alumni Network
  • Serve as alumni representative and provide advisory to future classes of Fellows 
Join Us in 2019!

Join Us in 2019!

The 2019 Fellowship Program will take place in China between July 20 – August 9, 2019 and cannot be deferred. US participants may need to depart their home cities in the US one or two days prior to July 20 in order to arrive in China in time for the program. 

The Fellowship covers US participants’ international airfare, travel and activities expenses in China, short-term travel insurance and visa fees. 

The 2019 application deadline is April 29

 This Fellowship will: 

Identify student leaders in both US and China with demonstrated potential to play a leadership role on campuses and in future careers
Guide student leaders to a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of China, its bilateral relationship with the US, and its place in the world, both historical and contemporary
Connect American student leaders with counterparts in China, building deep personal relationships critical to shaping the future of US-China relations
Encourage cross-cultural learning, cross-pollination of ideas, and establish trust and the basis for a life time of collaborations
Establish a US-China University Student Leaders Alumni Network 

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Should you have any questions, please reach out to:    zhixing@asiasociety.org


About Asia Society

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution with major centers and public buildings in New York, Hong Kong, and Houston, and offices in Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, San Francisco, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.

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About China Education Association for International Exchange 

Founded in 1981, CEAIE is China's largest and most influential nationwide non-profit organization conducting international education exchange and cooperation. It is located in Beijing. It is committed to delivering high quality programs and services to address the needs of China's education development, conducting educational exchange and cooperation between China and the world and building trusting relationships between people of the world by sharing culture and education. It is a membership organization consisting of 809 member institutions from both national and local levels across 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in China. 

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