"One world. One dream." This is the theme of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
our Summer Exchange Program, cultural exchange and teamwork take place
between American and Chinese students from the classroom to the
community. Here they discover more common ground than differences
between them and genuine friendships are forged.
For many Chinese American students, the program is the beginning of
their personal journeys into the land and culture of their parents' heritage:
"I'm interested in
Asia since it is a region I never really learned to appreciate until
more recently as a young adult. I'd like to have a better understanding
of my parents' culture and heritage."
Leslie, MIT '03
"Getting a chance to talk and share with so many people from another culture was eye-opening and very enjoyable for me."
Christle, UC Davis '04
"This summer gave me a passion and vision for life in China and confirmed my desire to work in China."
Jonathan, UC Berkeley '06