On April 12, Holly Chang, President of The Golden Bridges Foundation, spoke at an event hosted by the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC), with support from the Ford Foundation, which convened 150 high-school students pursuing Chinese language study with 50 alumni and officers of leading organizations active in U.S.-China academic exchange. Students were given the opportunity to meet peers from New York City who had similar experiences and ambitions, and to learn about ways to further their interest in China over the next five to eight years of their lives.
The event included an informational fair with participating organizations at which students learned about opportunities to visit and study in China during their high school, undergrad and graduate studies. Participating organizations included Americans Promoting Study Abroad, Asia Society, CET Academic Programs, China Institute in America, National Committee on US-China Relations, and the Yale-China Association. After the informational fair, keynote speeches were delivered by special guests, and students were broken into smaller delegations and paired with some of the 50 participating adults with experience in US-China educational exchange. There was also a “flash mob” performance by I-Sing Beijing, a groundbreaking initiative that has brought more than twenty opera singers from seven countries to sing in Mandarin.
The Golden Bridges Foundation was delighted to participate in such an exciting event and looks forward to helping to promote educational exchange in the future.
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