US-China Future Leaders Summer Program

UCSD’s 21st Century China Center is offering to high school students.  We are now in year three of the US-China Future Leaders Summer Program. It is a unique program designed for students who are passionate about international affairs and US-China relations.  It is taught by experienced instructors and UCSD faculty, and the program’s graduates who are college students are hired peer assistants to help with the students.

For more details and the uniqueness of the program, you can check us out at We still have slots for this year’s program, so we would really appreciate your forwarding this on to your students or their parents.

Dates: July 15 – Aug. 4, 2018

Location: UC San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy, La Jolla, CA

Eligibility: High school, rising 10th – 12th grade students from China & U.S. (exceptional students from rising 9th grade can be considered on a case by case basis)

Reduced tuition may be available for those demonstrating special circumstance.

“The U.S.-China Future Leaders Summer Program has greatly and positively impacted my life and my future and helped shape my university decision to move from San Diego, California to The Hague, The Netherlands to study International Relations and Organisations at Leiden University. Through this program, I learned leadership and speech skills, how to peacefully negotiate in an intense political climate, and gained a global perspective. I am very grateful for the excellent coordinators and instructors of U.S.-China Future Leaders who gave me a safe, fun and global learning environment to meet such amazing students from around the world. This program is unlike any other and truly an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, learning, and life-long friends.” – Madison Malowney,

2016 Participant  /  2017 Mediator (Pictured with Prof. Susan Shirk)

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