In June 2010, Georgetown students, Albert Chiang (SFS ’13), Cindy Jian (SFS ’12), Lucas Stratmann (SFS ’12), and Tiffany Yu (MSB ’10) represented Georgetown among a group of 38 American university students who received scholarships from the Shanghai Government to participate in a one-month summer program at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
The program, themed “China: Past and Present,” featured Mandarin language classes; lectures taught in English by Fudan professors on Chinese history, politics, economics, and culture; and extracurricular activities and excursions. The program brought together a diverse group of students from schools such as UC Berkeley, Duke, Cornell, and Princeton with background in fields like engineering, political economy, finance, and physics.
With the World Expo as its backdrop, Shanghai was an ideal location to view China’s rapid transformation firsthand. Activities like calligraphy, tai chi, and stone carving allowed students to fully immerse themselves in Chinese culture. The program was a great opportunity to engage in Sino-US exchange between Fudan professors and American students.
Originally published on June 20, 2010 on Georgetown University’s Greater China site