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The 100,000 Strong Foundation encourages students of diverse backgrounds from across the country to learn Mandarin and study in China. The Foundation believes that its best ambassadors are the American students who have studied in China and learned about the Chinese culture, language and people first hand. Here is how some of these student ambassadors describe what they gained from their China study abroad experience.

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Jeffrey Wood


At first I was not nervous about meeting the First Lady. I figured it...


Travonya Kenly AMBASSADOR

Seven students attended my presentation at Cheyney University. I...


Emmanuel Nino Aurigue

"The kids from my program really enjoyed our company and before...

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US Reaches Major Milestone: 100,000 American Students Study in China — Huffington Post

July 11, 2014
100K Strong Foundation President, Carola McGiffert, wrote an article for the Huffington Post. This piece announces that 100K Strong has achieved and surpassed President Obama's goal of sending 100,000 American students to study in China. Check it out: HUFFINGTON POST, 07/09/2014 US Reaches...

US Reaches Major Milestone: 100,000 American Students Study in China

July 11, 2014
100K Strong joins Secretary John Kerry and Vice Premier Liu Yandong at the fifth Annual US-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange in Beijing for Landmark Announcement Beijing – July 10, 2014 – The 100,000 Strong Foundation today announced that President Barack Obama’s goal of...


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Supporting the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations

June 13, 2014
This week's reading suggestions from the American Mandarin Society relate to reform. Ever since Xi Jinping came into power, reform has been the name of the game. The lengthy reform objectives...

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