Earlier this month, American students arrived in Beijing to begin the four week long 2017 China Scholars Program with Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA). The 2017 APSA China Scholars arrived at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications where they will stay throughout the program and be paired with university students acting as Chinese language mentors. Throughout the program, the APSA Scholars will be immersed in Chinese language and culture and will take part in a variety of educational, professional and recreational activities.
Americans Promoting Study abroad was founded in 2008 to address the growing need for Americans who are able to engage globally. The organization provides scholarships and for American high school students to study abroad, and gain the knowledge and experience necessary to engage globally in their educational and professional careers. The China Scholars program is APSA’s flagship program and provides students in grades 9-11 an opportunity to study abroad, develop a deep understanding of Chinese culture and gain experience and knowledge about their future career goals. APSA China Scholars take part in a month long immersive program in which they attend workshops, meet with career leaders in various fields, take part in service learning projects and explore sites within their city.
Within the first week of the 2017 program, APSA Scholars took part in a Tai Chi workshop, enjoyed traditional Chinese cuisine and attended their first company visit. During the company visit, Scholars learned about crowdfunding and worked in small groups with Chinese students to develop a business idea and pitch to potential investors.
APSA works with partners around the world to develop and deliver a meaningful study abroad experience to students, and build the tools students will need to become active participants in the global economy. Follow along with the 2017 China Scholars as they document their experiences and program highlights on the APSA Instagram account.