China-America Student Conference


The second China-America Student Conference (ChASC) will take place in person from July 29 - August 11, 2022 in San Francisco, California and Seattle, Washington. Pre-conference meetings will take place following acceptance at times that are accommodating to students located in Asia and the United States.

Up to 30 college and graduate students, with an equal number representing China and the United States of America, will have the unique opportunity to engage in academic, cultural, and professional exchange during the two-week program. They will participate in lectures, seminars, discussion groups, and cultural activities alongside their peers.

Throughout the conference, delegates are to discuss, explore, and collaborate on several pressing bilateral and global topics with specific relevance to both America and China. Planned topics include diplomacy, AAPI hate, technology, and professional development. Program examples include discussions with representatives from the U.S. Department of State, visits to company headquarters such as Google and Baidu, tours of national laboratories, as well as panel discussions from local organizations.

ChASC seeks to achieve a diverse delegation, and all majors and academic levels are welcome to apply. The official language of the conference is English. No prior experience with Chinese Studies or Chinese language is necessary. A participation fee of $2,000 will include lodging, all conference activities, catered meals, a meal stipend, transportation, etc.