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2019 CUSEF Student Trip to China

The China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Hong Kong, is inviting a select group of communication graduate students and highly motivated undergraduate seniors interested in international politics, public policy, and China for a 10-day introduction to the country’s contemporary politics, business, and culture. The trip will take students to Shanghai, Beijing and one lesser-known province.

During the trip, students will meet with national and provincial level government representatives, think tanks, media and private industry leaders, and have a chance to experience quintessential Chinese attractions, such as visits to the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Previous trips have included meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National People’s Congress, American and international foreign correspondents, Baidu,, Weibo, the U.S. Embassy, energy companies, scholars, artists, and innovative non-profit environmental organizations.

This is the fourth year that CUSEF has organized this trip, and it comes with over 10 years of experience leading educational trips with professionals, government officials and leaders who want to dive deep into modern China from a political, economic, and social standpoint.

The trip is in part sponsored by CUSEF, which is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental foundation committed to the belief that a constructive and peaceful relationship between the strongest developed nation and the most populous, fast-developing nation is essential for global wellbeing. Founded in Hong Kong in 2008 and privately funded, CUSEF builds platforms to encourage constructive dialogue and diverse exchanges between the people of the U.S. and China.

Dates: December 11-20

Cost: Student participants will be responsible for covering $1500 of their trip.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is October 2, 2019.

All interested students should send their resume and a brief cover letter (500 words max) to by October 1. Please describe your academic/professional background, general journalistic/communication interests, and particular interest in China.

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