Seminar on Promoting American Students to Study in China: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions

Time:  October 18 09:00-18 12:30,2018

The purpose of this event is to engage Chinese Universities with international programs to help increase their capacity to attract and host American international students. The US-China bilateral relationship is the most consequential in the world, however the number of American students coming to China for educational exchanges has dropped. It is imperative that more Americans participate in these exchanges so that they may understand China better. This is why both governments have committed to working together to strengthen these platforms for exchange.


This 3.5 hour seminar will  provide practical training for Chinese universities in areas such as marketing, program and curriculum development that will help Chinese institutions improve their ability to provide services that will attract and serve American students. The seminar will include panel discussion topics such as the "Successful experiences and challenges of existing programs", "Suggestions on encouraging more Americans students to study in China", and a focus group portraying American Student perspectives and experiences in China.


Seminar participants will be comprised of Chinese University representatives who are in charge of international student programs. The Seminar is jointly organized by the US Department of State and CEAIEwith support from Project Pengyou.

Agenda October 18, 2018

Time Content Theme
09:00 --09:10 Remarks Welcome Remarks


Shen Xuesong, Deputy Secretary General of China Education Association of International Exchange

Jeffrey Loree, Deputy Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in China

09:10 --09:30 Keynote Speech Keynote Speech: Overall situation & trends of American Students Studying Abroad


Dr. Adam Henry, Director of Study Abroad, Arizona State University

09:30 --10:15 Panel Discussion Panel discussion: Suggestions on encouraging more American students to study in China


   Dr. Adam Henry, Director of Study Abroad, Arizona State University

Arlene JacksonAssociate Vice President for Global Initiatives, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Dr. Denis Fred Simon, Executive Vice Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Li Qing, Deputy Director of Research Department II, Center f or China and Globalization (CCG)


10:15 --10:30 Tea Break Tea Break
10:30 --11:15 Panel Discussion Panel discussion: Successful experiences and challenges of existing programs


  Wang Yong, Deputy Director of Department of International Cooperation, Peking University

David Moser, Associate Dean, Yanching Academy

  Ai Xin, Deputy Director of Department of International Cooperation, Beijing Normal University

 Li Jing, Deputy Dean of School of International Education, Chongqing University

11:15 --12:15 Panel Discussion Focus Groups: Student Perspectives & Group Sharing
12:15 --12:30 Summary Concluding remarks