Project Pengyou: Leadership Fellows

Author: Patrick Deegan

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Project Pengyou announces its Leadership Fellows Program at Harvard University on October 7-10, 2016.

Current students at a U.S. high school, university or community college who have lived or studied in both the U.S. and China are encouraged to apply! (

Fellows will be invited to participate in an intensive four-day Leadership Summit at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA to meet other like-minded young leaders, build unique community organizing skills and learn about cross-cultural leadership in the US-China context. With support from the Ford Foundation, Project Pengyou will cover lodging, food and training costs at Harvard University for all Fellows. A number of travel stipends will also be provided.

Leadership Fellows go on to establish a Project Pengyou Chapter at their school promoting cross-cultural inclusion, constructive dialogue and U.S.-China exchange. Since 2014, the preoject has mobilized a grassroots network of over 40 campus chapters across the United States to advocate for constructive exchanges between American and Chinese people.

The Project especially seeks fellows from under-represented regions in the south and midwest, but in general are looking for exceptional students who are passionate about their US-China experience, interested in serving as a leader in their community, and who seek to build a brighter future for the US and China.

Details about the Leadership Fellows program and application process are online at and also detailed below. The deadline for applications is August 19, 2016.