DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply by August 26 for the Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Program

by Project Pengyou on August 15th, 2016   1560 views

If you are enrolled in a US based college, university or high school and have experience in both the US and China, don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a change in your community! Applications due August 26th: APPLY NOW!


Calling all American and international students in the US who have lived or studied in the US and China!

We are pleased to announce that we are extending the deadline for the Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Program until Friday, August 26 at 6:00 PM ET. We received a lot of interest and feedback from faculty at schools across the country who hoped we could extend the deadline for their students who are just returning to school from summer vacation.

Read more about the Leadership Fellows Program online and apply by August 26. Don’t miss this chance to have a positive and real impact on the future of US-China relations.


All Leadership Fellows will:


At the Fall ’15 Leadership Training Summit

PARTICIPATE in a transformative four-day Leadership Training Summit at Harvard University from October 7-10, 2016 and gain unique skills in cross-cultural leadership and community-organizing methods

JOIN a vibrant global community of leadership fellows and connect with other motivated students with U.S.-China experience

ACCESS to professional development opportunities in the U.S.-China space

LEAD a Project Pengyou Chapter and drive US-China exchange, knowledge and action at your school



The Leadership Training Summit: What you will Learn

The Leadership Training Summit is comprised of four days of intensive and hands-on learning covering tools needed to lead a strong chapter: leadership, organizing, action and U.S.-China bridge-building.

Developed from Harvard Professor Marshall Ganz’s course, Leading Change, this program explores how leadership is exercised through the mastery of five practices, including:

nate pplts

Fellows in a lecture hall at Harvard

1. Crafting public narratives to inspire others

2. Building relationships with stakeholders

3. Recruiting leadership teams

4. Strategizing and organizational positioning

5. Empowering others through leadership and action

Leadership Fellows will also explore the challenges and importance of US-China people-to-people exchange with their peers and prominent experts in the field.

Following the summit, Leadership Fellows will immediately apply these practices in the real world by organizing a new Project Pengyou Chapter at their school or strengthening an existing chapter with the skills they have learned. Each Chapter will hold an event on “Pengyou Day” November 17th, 2016 to celebrate their chapter’s launch (or continuation).

“I’ve learned how to take my passion, communicate it and put it to use. Before, I had a lot of vision but lacked the tools to make it happen and this training has really equipped me to take action.”
– Project Pengyou Leadership Fellow Fall ’15

Please note:

  • All participants are responsible for their own airfare and travel. Lodging, food, speaker and summit costs will be covered by Golden Bridges Foundation / Project Pengyou. Limited travel stipends will be available based on donations.
  • Each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you have a question(s) about your eligibility, please do not hesitate to send us a message at


Application Deadline Aug. 26th at 6pm EST


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