December 28, 2015

African American Students’ Visits to China 2015

In 2015, the Foundation, together with Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing Language and Culture University and Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic, successfully hosted 7 African American student groups of which 5 of them were sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education while the other 2 were sponsored by Wanxiang Group Corporation. Under the customized program, the groups visited 3 cities in China: Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. During their stay, they received lectures on Chinese history, language and culture, political and economic system, and the development and application of clean energy, presented by credentialed Chinese scholars. Apart from that, the students also had opportunities to participate in cultural activities, and tour historical sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Almost all of the students participated mentioned that they could gain a better understanding of China after the trip.




1.     Chicago Urban League’s Student Mission to China: The Power of Opportunity
2.     Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Delegation (Cohort 1)
3.     Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Delegation (Cohort 2)
4.     HBCU Student Leaders of Tomorrow Delegation to China
5.     Global Leaders of Tomorrow: Student Study Visit to China
6.     Lone Star College and Jarvis Christian College China Study Delegation
7.     HBCU China Delegation: Promoting Excellence and Understanding


Partner Organizations:
Chicago Urban League
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s district
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s district
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Beijing Language and Culture University
Wanxiang Polytechnic

Program Overview African American Students’ visits to China An important and integral part of CUSEF’s long-term initiative is to engage African American community, especially the younger generation, in order to promote mutual understanding. In partnership with Chicago Urban League and several Congressional Black Caucus members, the Foundation invites and sponsors groups of African American high school students to visit China every summer. Students will receive tailor-made lectures, visit attractions, and interact with Chinese students. The funds for these programs are partially donated by Wanxiang Group.
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