Leadership Fellows in the News: University of Rhode Island Students Seek to Foster U.S.-China Relations

URI Pengyou day

Our Leadership Fellow team at the University of Rhode Island was recently interviewed by the school’s Department of Communications and Marketing to highlight their reasons and goals for chapter building at URI.

Leadership Fellow Minh Pham explains the chapter’s goals:

“We’re very fortunate here at URI to have the Chinese Flagship Program,” Pham said. “There are a lot of students at other schools who travel to China to study, but then have no way to practice their language skills and tell their stories when they return…URI, however, has a lot of programs working with the Chinese Flagship Program, including the International Engineering Program, the International Business Program and the Confucius Institute,” Pham said. “Our goal with Project Pengyou is to bridge these groups to attract more people and give them a chance to practice their language and cultural studies skills.”

The URI team’s Pengyou Day celebration included a ping pong tournament with quite a successful turnout! URI’s assistant director of the Chinese Flagship Program is proud of the chapter’s achievements as well, stating:

“…the selection of two URI students to serve as Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows is a great honor for the University, as well as [for] Reels and Pham.”

Great job Eric and Minh and the URI team! We’re looking forward to great things from your chapter.

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