A Look Back At the Summer 2015 Young Scholars Program

Impactful Visits, Meaningful Conversations, and Lasting Connections


The Program

The U.S.-China Dialogue Young Scholars Program aims to expose Chinese university students to the many models of civic engagement in America. In order to achieve this goal, they participate in the work of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, and are intensively mentored by leaders in the fields of philanthropy, education, journalism, and entrepreneurship. In addition, they visit charities; philanthropic enterprises; cultural, religious, and educational institutions; and other nonprofits and for-profit companies engaged in an area with social impact. Their observations are discussed, synthesized, and applied in regular meetings we call “Innovation Hubs,” during which they are expected to devise their own social innovation project.