Make your mark on U.S.-China relations - join our growing network of Project Pengyou Chapters!


Project Pengyou Chapters are campus-based groups built by trained Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows that promote collaboration, fight xenophobia and encourage inclusion and mutual understanding between Americans and Chinese.

Project Pengyou Chapters do this by hosting discussions, lectures, and activities to elevate the dialogue on campus regarding US-China issues in a humane and constructive way. Chapters identify gaps in capacity for US-China engagement and seek to address them on campus, organizing events to engage the broader community in US-China bridge-building activities and provide meaningful service opportunities to connect with the community’s needs.

Chapter leaders join the national “Project Pengyou Leadership Network” and gain the opportunity to share learnings and participate in exclusive events and regular meetings with other young leaders across the nation.


Although culture is inevitably an element of Project Pengyou Chapter activities, our Chapters aspire to far more than passive learning. Project Pengyou Chapters and Leaders work to actively build bridges with a focus on the US-China relationship. Project Pengyou chapters develop content and activities that:

  • Cultivate empathy and understanding between Americans and Chinese through shared stories and constructive dialogue.
  • Encourage educational exchange that is nuanced and seeks common ground to build stronger intercultural relationships and friendships.
  • Cultivate empathy and dialogue between the U.S. and China through academic talks, panels, and study abroad info sessions.
  • Provide resources or international students and young professionals who want to pursue careers relating to U.S.-China relations.

Develop leadership of US-China bridge-builders - Chapter Leaders are expected to serve as grassroots organizers and leaders, and develop others in the chapter as leaders, thus building their capacity to grow and achieve Project Pengyou’s missions. All Project Pengyou Chapters are expected to support Project Pengyou’s National campaigns:


  • Pengyou Day – A day of massive action and grassroots events to promote US-China study, engagement, and friendship (The Thursday during the State Department’s International Education Week).
  • Pay-it-forward on Chinese New Year (PIFOCNY) – Chapters adopt a local school to give back to the community.


  1. American University, Washington, DC
  2. Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
  3. Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, LA
  4. Belmont University, Belmont, TN
  5. Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
  6. Boston College High School, Boston, MA
  7. Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
  8. Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ
  9. Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  10. Carver Early College High School, Atlanta, GA
  11. Centre College, Danville, KY
  12. Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
  13. Colby College, Waterville, ME
  14. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  15. Columbia University, New York, NY
  16. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  17. Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  18. CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY
  19. Detroit Catholic Central High School, Detroit, MI
  20. D.C. International School, DC
  21. Duke University, Durham, NC
  22. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
  23. Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  24. Garfield Academy, Seattle, WA
  25. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  26. Georgetown University, DC
  27. Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
  28. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  29. Horace Mann School, New York, NY
  30. Kean University, Union, NJ
  31. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
  32. Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  33. Luther College, Decorah, IA
  34. Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  35. Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, Brooklyn, NY
  36. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  37. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  38. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  39. Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ
  40. Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
  41. New York University, New York, NY
  42. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  43. Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
  44. Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA
  45. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  46. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  47. Oxford High School, Oxford, MS
  48. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, CO
  49. Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ
  50. Saint Ann’s School, Brooklyn, NY
  51. Saint Augustine, Raleigh, NC
  52. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
  53. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  54. Servite High School, Anaheim, CA
  55. Sharpstown International School, Houston, TX
  56. St. Andrews, Ridgeland, MS
  57. St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
  58. St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  59. SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
  60. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
  61. Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX
  62. Tufts University, Medford, MA
  63. The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA
  64. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  65. University of California, Berkeley, CA
  66. University of California, San Diego, CA
  67. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  68. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  69. University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  70. University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN
  71. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  72. University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  73. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  74. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  75. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
  76. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  77. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  78. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  79. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  80. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  81. University of Pittsburgh, PA
  82. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  83. University of Rochester, NY
  84. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  85. University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
  86. University of Texas, Austin, TX
  87. University of Tulsa, OK
  88. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  89. University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  90. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  91. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
  92. Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
  93. Wake University, Winston-Salem, NC
  94. Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  95. Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  96. Yale University, New Haven, CT


Don’t see a Project Pengyou Chapter near you? You can start your own chapter at your school—learn how: Start your own Chapter