Youth exchange program fosters Sino-US educational ties

english.jsjyt.edu.cn| Updated: June 24, 2024 L M S


A meeting for the "American Youth Exchange Program" is held in Nanjing, Jiangsu. [Photo/WeChat account: iJESIE1988]

On June 21, the "Discover Jiangsu • American Youth Exchange Program" hosted a meeting in Nanjing. The event was attended by 250 teachers and students representing 24 US states, including California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Florida.

Jiang Yong, director-general of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, highlighted the long-standing, extensive, and high-level educational cooperation between Jiangsu and the United States. He encouraged more young Americans to visit Jiangsu to gain a comprehensive understanding of China's development.

He also encouraged the US participants to befriend their Jiangsu counterparts, share their experiences with family and friends, and consider further studies at universities in Jiangsu.


Participants in the exchange program sing during the meeting. [Photo/WeChat account: iJESIE1988]

During the event, students and teachers from both countries performed songs and dances, including Jasmine Flower and Auld Lang Syne.

From June 9 to 29, a total of 427 teachers and students from grades 9 to 12 across 24 US states will visit the 13 cities in Jiangsu to participate in the exchange program. They will visit local schools to connect with Jiangsu students, explore economic development zones and urban renewal projects, and immerse themselves in Chinese culture through activities such as learning Chinese, tasting local cuisine, practicing martial arts, and experiencing traditional tea ceremonies.