In collaboration with the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, CUSEF successfully organized the 3rd University of Chicago student delegation to China from March 17th to 25th, 2018. The group includes 20 students who visited Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai, where they had fruitful discussions with Chinese government officials, think tanks, business leaders, university professors. Delegation members expressed that this trip is an excellent education, business, and cultural exchange that greatly informed their perspectives on China.
Creating Relationships through Education
As the leaders of the next generation educate themselves on an increasingly interconnected and complex world, direct engagement and experience with other cultures is critical. Working with the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, CUSEF is committed to providing immersive experiences for student leaders and those responsible with guiding them toward the future through engagement trips to China. These delegations comprised of students from a variety of universities explore the realities of China on the ground while also questioning Chinese government officials, private sector players, scholars, and other students about the key issues impacting the China-U.S. relationship.