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.
In the early 1980s, the National Committee purchased shoushan (alibaster found in Fujian) stone topped by a mythological beast and commissioned a local artist in China to carve the Committee's name in Chinese into it. The resulting seal — nine traditional characters, 美中關系全國委員會, read top to bottom, right to left — quickly became the basis for the National Committee's logo.