Join us in China for an immersive two-week program designed in collaboration with China's leading institutions for secondary school students interested in learning about cross-cultural competency in an international context.
What to Expect
Cross-cultural competency is the ability to effectively communicate with and interact with people from different cultures. It encompasses a variety of skills that will be increasingly important as students enter the future job market.
Cross-cultural competency skills include the ability to understand other people through their own context, see issues from multiple perspectives, and be a flexible and adaptive problem-solver across different settings.
The program consists of 4 modules, each of which supports the development of cross-cultural competency skills; the core curriculum, travel in context, developing university-level research skills, and the Experiential Learning Project.
The first week of the program will be held in Beijing at Tsinghua University High School (TUHS) and the second week of the program will be held in Shanghai at WLSA Shanghai Academy. Students will stay on campus in dorms. Students will stay on campus in dorms.
Students will need to cover the costs return airfare arriving in Beijing on 27 July and departing from Shanghai on 8 August as well as the 1000 USD student contribution toward the 3000 USD program feewith the remaining 2000 USD covered by the WLSA Stipend. Students who are unable to cover the costs of the student contribution or travel expenses are invited to apply for the Tony Little Scholarship.
"The US-Chinese relationship is the most important one in this century, therefore it is important to foster a culture of mutual understanding, especially among young people. Chinese students started coming to the US for college in the early 2000’s, however until recently this exchange is mostly one sided. I believe that as future leaders, it is vital we have a global perspective, which education plays a large role in."
Roan, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management '21.
- 15 - 19 years old
- Enrolled or recently graduated from high school
- Able to cover the costs of the 1000 USD student contribution toward the 3000 USD program fee and international airfare arriving in Beijing on 27 July and departing from Shanghai on 8 August
YOU WILL NEED
- Your resume and motivation letter
- A letter of reference from a teacher or career counselor
- A scan of your passport photo page
- One passport style digital headshot