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The Yale Center Beijing 北京耶鲁中心

36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building. 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue. Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

建国门外大街 8 号,IFC 大厦/国际财源中心 B 座 36 层(永安里地铁站 C 出口)
Beijing, Chaoyang District, China

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Organizer: , United States Embassy in China
Contact Person: Evan Schmitt

Studying abroad in the US may give a different perspective to Chinese students to grow mentally, socially and professionally, and return to China with a different perspective of the world.

Colleges and universities in the US use innovative teaching methods in the classroom including discussion-based participatory learning, small group work, and experiential learning techniques to ensure that students learn in a holistic way. The American higher education system has many of the best schools in the world and prides itself on a diverse student population that includes many international students, a significant percentage of which are from China. Outside of the classroom, America colleges and universities offer a welcoming community for international students and meaningful extra-curricular opportunities.

Education in the US provides students with skills that they can market and utilize after they graduate and enter the workforce. Multinational companies as well as emerging start-ups look for graduates educated abroad because of the hard skills they can bring to the job and also soft skills like creative approaches to professional growth and teamwork.

Join AmCham China for a classroom discussion on studying abroad in the US:

  1. Preparing yourself and getting support from stakeholders of your education, e.g. your family, to best acquire the benefits of studying in the US;
  2. How to begin the process of preparing to study abroad: Identify opportunities to study abroad, application tips, Information on how to apply for a US student Visa from the US Embassy, what admissions counselors look for in prospective students;
  3. How to leverage your experience abroad to find a job and plan for your long-term career growth.

Education exchange is an under-celebrated driving force that has become a critical pillar of US-China bilateral relations. The two countries have a rich history of cooperation to promote student exchanges dating back to the late Qing Dynasty. In our contemporary history of educational exchanges, Chinese students remain one of the largest populations in US colleges and universities, while on the ground in China new joint-programs are continually being established between US and Chinese universities. In 2015, more than 300,000 Chinese post-secondary students were enrolled in US colleges, while approximately 25,000 American students studied in China. What's more, Chinese students studying English outnumber their American counterparts studying Mandarin by 600 times.

While we are looking at such a large scale of education ties, education is inevitably a care for and growth experience of individuals. Through today's discussion, we would like to have an opportunity to exchange views on the mission of higher education and reinforce the responsibilities we as stakeholders can play.

Tentative Agenda
Tentative Agenda
  • Carol Li Rafferty (Managing Director of The Yale Center Beijing)

    Carol Li Rafferty

    Managing Director of The Yale Center Beijing

  • Benjamin Sand (Director of Education USA, U.S. Embassy)

    Benjamin Sand

    Director of Education USA, U.S. Embassy

  • Alan Beebe (President at AmCham China)

    Alan Beebe

    President at AmCham China

  • Yu Ye (Country Coordinator at Education USA, U.S. Embassy)

    Yu Ye

    Country Coordinator at Education USA, U.S. Embassy

  • Nicholas Grandchamps (Visa Officer at Consular Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy)

    Nicholas Grandchamps

    Visa Officer at Consular Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy

  • Annie Wang (Vice President, Human Resources at Bayer (China) Limited, Pharmaceuticals)

    Annie Wang

    Vice President, Human Resources at Bayer (China) Limited, Pharmaceuticals


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