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U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchanges (CPE)

The U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchanges (CPE) enhances and strengthens ties between the citizens of the United States and China in the areas of education, science and technology, sports, culture, and women’s issues.  Under the auspices of the CPE, AACC and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) signed a Statement of Intent to strengthen the cooperation between our organizations to facilitate institutional partnerships, and faculty and student exchanges.

  • AACC Annual Delegation to China AACC leads a member-only delegation of community college presidents, senior administrators, and faculty to China each year for CEAIE’s international education conference and follow-on site visits to vocational education institutions and industry partners in a variety of provinces.

China Vocational Education Leadership Training Program (China-VELT)

AACC, in partnership with the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), conducts a professional development program for Presidents and Vice Presidents at Chinese vocational and technical institutions of higher education to learn about the U.S. community college system.  Funding for the China-VELT Program is provided by the Government of the Peoples’ Republic of China.

              Picture courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education.

U.S.-China 100,000 Strong Initiative

AACC supports President Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative, a national effort designed to dramatically increase the number of students studying in China.  We welcome the Administration’s commitment to "diversify the composition of American students studying in China,” and encourage our member colleges to meet the challenge of building a cadre of Americans knowledgeable about Chinese culture, history, and language.

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