January 13, 2017

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs Student Delegation to China

In collaboration with Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), the Foundation co-organized and sponsored a group of 19 Columbia students to visit China between January 3rd and January 13th, 2017.The majority of them were graduate students with some work experience.

During the 11-day trip, the delegation visited four cities in China, namely, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuzhen and Hangzhou, where they met with Chinese government ministries, business leaders, startups, academia and non-profit organizations to gain a panoramic view of China and its development. Students also visited a number of famous cultural sites in China, including the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, and sampled a variety of  Chinese cuisines. Students commented that the trip was definitely a rewarding and eye-opening experience and that being able to visit the country and interact with  the people has definitely enriched their understanding and perspective of China and its relation with U.S and other countries. After the trip, students claimed that they would definitely like to revisit the country again soon in the future.

Locations:            

Beijing                                               

Shanghai    

Wuzhen

Hangzhou  

Participants:

19 Columbia University students 

4 student organizers from Columbia SIPA

Partner Organizations:

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries

 

 

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