CHINA EDUCATION PROGRAM
Historically Black Colleges and Universities China Scholarship Network
The HBCU – China Scholarship Network is a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) formed by a pilot group of eight HBCU presidents in 2014 to facilitate the implementation of 1,000 long-term scholarships awarded to HBCUs by Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong in November 2013 on Capitol Hill. The Network serves as an umbrella organization to manage the China scholarship program, including tracking participating HBCUs, their students and usage of the scholarships.
Under the scholarships, students can study in China for a period of 6 weeks up to 2 years. The scholarships are funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Chinese Government Funding Commitment
- Room & Board
- Some meals
Student or Sponsor Commitment
- International airfare (round trip)
- Chinese visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Discretionary spending money while in China, including some meals
Wilson Global Communications serves as the clearinghouse for the Network in the U.S., managing and coordinating international communication and activities of the Network to facilitate partnerships formed between Network member institutions and Chinese universities. In coordination with Wilson Global, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), the appointed arm of China’s Ministry of Education, serves as the clearinghouse for participating universities in China.
Congressional Black Caucus China Program
The China – United States Exchange Foundation sponsors a two-week study delegation targeting college students from Congressional Black Caucus member districts to visit China in the summer. During the 14-day visit, in addition to the cultural visits, students are expected to learn about Chinese language, history, culture, economic development, clean energy and other important subjects by attending lectures in Chinese universities such as Beijing Language and Culture University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. CUSEF and Chinese partners cover all the necessary group expenses including accommodation, transportation, sightseeing tickets and meals, etc. within mainland China.
Since 2013, students from several CBC member districts have participated in the student study visits to China under this program, including: Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13); Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04); Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11); Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC-01); Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-05); and Rep. Charles Rangel (NY-13).