Overview

One of the best ways to understand a person, a place, or a community is to engage with it face-to-face. CUSEF’s in-country programing provides opportunities for authentic, on-the-ground experiences, allowing visitors to see China through their own eyes.

What We Do

In-Country Programs

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Creating Relationships through Education

Through CUSEF-hosted educational exchanges, we offer American students the opportunity to explore and grow their understanding of China – a cast and complex country. In-country visits enable students to not only experience Chinese culture and its people, but also to gain insight into politics, philosophy, language, history and more. In cooperation with the Congressional Black Caucus and other civil society organizations focusing on the black community in the U.S., CUSEF has hosted over 750 in China for this immersive study-abroad program.

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Media Delegations

This year, journalists from U.S. mainstream media outlets such as The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribute, National Public Radio, Vox, Bloomberg, Reuters and Forbes have explored China, traveling to a number of cities including Beijing, Qingdao, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. These visits provide the journalists with the opportunities to engage with multiple aspects of Chinese society, through meetings arranged with the Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the School of International Studies of Peking University, Caixin Global, Institute of American Studies in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Baidu, and others. Through this on-the-ground experience, the visiting journalists gained a broader understanding of the political and economic underpinnings of the forty-year bilateral relationship as well as China itself.

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Engaging with American Leaders

In collaboration with the United States Association of Former Members of Congress and other organizations, CUSEF supports expanding opportunities for cross-cultural engagement through jointly organized trips to China. These trips, organized with the support of the China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC), facilitate dialogue between past American policy makers and members from all sectors of Chinese society, with the purpose of strengthening mutual understanding and identifying areas of potential cooperation between these two nations.



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