Sino-US Outstanding Youth Training Program

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The Sino-US Outstanding Youth Training Program funded by the JuneYao Group is committed to train and bring up the future social elite and leaders. Jointly organized by the Shanghai Overseas Chinese Foundation and the American International Leadership Foundation, the training program was launched in 2011, once a year. The selection of the first group of Outstanding Young people have gone through two rounds of the Chinese and English interviews, in the end, 18 outstanding college students and graduate students were selected, and they have to participate in the three-day centralized training in China.

In the two weeks of staying in America, the students have come to Boston, Washington and New York, the three major cultural, political, and economic centers and received more than 10 sessions of a variety of classroom training; they visited the New York Stock Exchange, the United Nations Headquarters, the municipal government of Washington DC, the White House, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Ministry of Finance of US. They had zero-distance contact and face-to-face communications with the United States government officials, celebrities and entrepreneurs. They also visited the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. and had cordial communications with diplomats. This kind of high-level communications, intensive training has benefited every student a lot, even will have a life-long effect.

Having youth will have the future. Leaders of both China and the United States have proposed to vigorously strengthen the exchange and communications of younger generations of two countries.

On November 16, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama, when delivering the speech to the China Youth in Science and Technology Museum in Shanghai, announced that the U.S. is prepared to significantly improve the number of American students studying in China to 100,000.

On July 15, 2011, Chinese President Hu Jintao, when meeting with visiting students and teachers of U.S. Peyton Middle School at Zhongnanhai in Beijing, said that the youth are the future of the country and the hope of the world; youth is the hope for the development of Sino-US relations.

This is a courage-raising tour, a quest and inspirational journey. Sino-US Outstanding Young Training Program has built a platform and opened a door for Sino-US outstanding youth.