The National Committee is very pleased to be working in partnership with the China Global Philanthropy Institute in Beijing, the Hong Kong America Center in Hong Kong, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange in Taipei to administer a two-way exchange for emerging leaders in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States in the fields of environment, philanthropy, legal aid, and community building among marginalized populations. The program, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a capacity-building project for professionals in the non-governmental sector.

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) comprises four rounds: 14 fellows from China, Mongolia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan traveled to the United States in April-June 2018 and three Americans traveled to China in August 2018. Similar numbers traveled in October-November 2018 (Fellows from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan to the United States) and ten Americans will travel to China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan in spring 2019. All Asian participants take part in pre-departure and post-arrival orientation programs, a four-week fellowship at a relevant host organization in the United States, a two-day wrap-up and evaluation session, and a Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, D.C., for fellows from more than 60 countries and territories around the world participating in similar programs. After returning home, fellows will develop and implement a project based on and informed by their fellowship experiences.

American participants will spend two weeks in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan visiting their counterparts and collaborating with them on their projects.

2018 PROGRAM (Spring 2018—Spring 2019)

Spring 2019 Inbound Program Schedule:

  • April 23: Pre-departure orientations - Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei
  • April 24: Travel to the United States
  • April 24-26: Post-arrival orientation, Washington, D.C.
  • April 27: Travel to host city
  • April 29 - May 24: Fellowship placement
  • May 25: Travel to Washington, D.C.
  • May 25-26: Program wrap-up
  • May 27-31: Professional Fellows Congress
  • May 31: Travel back to China/Hong Kong/Taiwan


This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.


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