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 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, up to 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 a deep understanding of China.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic credentials, leadership potential, and the ability to act on emerging opportunities. Chinese language proficiency is not required. We look for candidates who are willing to contribute to this Fellowship network both during and after the program.
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 of China and the world
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
This program takes place in China from 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. It is important to consider carefully whether your schedule will allow you to participate in this program.
The Fellowship covers US participants’ international airfare, travel, and activities expenses in China, short-term travel insurance and visa fees. Participants are responsible for other incidental and personal expenses.
For more details, please visit www.zhixingfellows.com.
The 2nd cohort application deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.