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We Went to China

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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Wanxiang’s Support of 100,000 Strong Reaches New Heights in 2014

November 25, 2014
Wanxiang completed another successful summer study abroad program in support of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative. This summer was Wanxiang’s biggest program yet, as it sent a record 224 students representing 10 different organizations to study in China over the summer, where they not...

Building a Diverse Workforce: Minorities Studying in China–Huffington Post

September 17, 2014
100K Strong Foundation President, Carola McGiffert, wrote an article for the Huffington Post. Check it out: HUFFINGTON POST, 09/16/2014 Building a Diverse Workforce: Minorities Studying in China As president of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, my job is to increase the number of...


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

June 13, 2014
The American Mandarin Society's documentary of the week, "Chinese on the Train (火车上的中国人)," is about a photographer, Wang Fuchun (王福春), and series of pictures that he took on...

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