Dear Friends,

As we continue our efforts to expand and diversify the number of Americans studying Mandarin and studying abroad in China, I am very pleased to offer you a sneak peak at our new 100,000 Strong Foundation promotional video, which we are unveiling today online. The video tells the story of the 100,000 Strong Foundation: who we are, what we are trying to accomplish and why our work is so vital to the future of US-China relations.

It is my hope that you will take a few moments to watch the video and share it via social media and throughout your personal and professional networks. I believe it is an important tool that will help us more effectively spread the message of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, and I look forward to your feedback.

This video was a labor of love and the result of a lot of hard work, from a lot of people. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the 100,000 Strong Foundation Board and Advisory Council for taking the time to contribute to this important project, as well as the inspiring students who so eloquently spoke to their study abroad experiences. As I view the final product, I am humbled and encouraged by the kind words and steadfast support of so many. I think former US Ambassador to China Governor Jon Huntsman said it best: “The 100,000 Strong Foundation is the most important vehicle for ensuring a more stable US-China relationship that exists today.”

Since we began this critical journey together, we have been working to tell increasingly larger audiences about the work of the 100,000 Strong Foundation and why it is so essential; now we can show them.

I will be in touch with more updates soon. As always, thank you, and enjoy!

Carola McGiffert
President & CEO