On July 24, a group of 30 high school students participating in Americans Promoting Study Abroad visited the Golden Bridges Courtyard to learn more about the organization. The group was composed of students from various cities across the United States who have shown an early interest in learning Chinese, as well as the importance of China-US relations.
Golden Bridges senior program manager Alyssa Farrelly gave a presentation to the group about Golden Bridges, Project Pengyou, and how high school aged students can get involved, such as participating in the Project Pengyou Leadership Training or starting a Campus Chapter. The students also heard from other Golden Bridges team members on the importance of study abroad and international experience in one’s educational background.
Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA) develops programs designed to create opportunities for American high school students who otherwise would not be able to study abroad. APSA currently provides 85 scholarships to public high schools to study in Beijing, China.