General Information

Headquartered in
Xu Xin, Director

Contact Information

  • Email:
  • Tel: 607-255-2654
  • Fax: 607-255-9446
  • Address: CAPS, M101 McGraw Hall Ithaca NY, 14853

Online Presence

  • Other


Cornell University was founded in 1865 in Ithaca, New York. The CAPS Program was established in 2005 in the context of Cornell’s intensified pursuit of its internationalization strategy and the increased importance of China’s rise for U.S. interests and global affairs.

CAPS is a major offered at Cornell University designed to train the new leaders in addressing the China-U.S. relationship. During their senior year, CAPS majors spend the fall semester in Beijing at Peking University's School of International Studies (SIS), to study and to experience China. Students will hold externships with government agencies, businesses, the media, think tanks, or other organizations.