July 7, 2018 to July 25, 2018

The 2018 SLE took place July 7-25, including a three-day, informative pre-departure orientation outside of San Francisco. The itinerary included stops in Beijing, Guizhou Province (Guiyang), and Sichuan Province (Chengdu). 

Participants in the 2018 SLE...

  • Enjoyed exceptional opportunities to engage with Chinese students
  • Lived with Chinese families to experience daily life in a Chinese home
  • Delved into China's contemporary culture, history, and society through briefings with China experts and visits to important institutions
  • Took in the sights of modern and ancient China
Student Leaders Exchange

Student Leaders Exchange

Since 2004, the National Committee has been selecting twelve graduating U.S. high school seniors who have received national recognition for their accomplishments to participate in the yearly U.S.-China Student Leaders Exchange. For the young American participants, the heart of the program is a two-week study visit to China during the summer between high school and college. Americans participants learn about China's successes and challenges and have unusual opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with their Chinese counterparts as a consequence of homestays throughout most of the program.

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