Dear Friends,

I am writing to share some exciting news: US-China Strong is partnering with United Airlines to increase China travel and study abroad opportunities for students, teachers and administrators.

Our two-year partnership includes sponsored travel to China for students and other stakeholders, which will help them gain a greater understanding of Chinese language and culture. The agreement also designates United as US-China Strong’s preferred airline travel partner.

Steve Morrissey, United VP of Regulatory and Policy, said: “This November, United will commemorate three decades of service linking the US and China – service that now includes more nonstop flights to more cities throughout China than any other US airline. We take great pride in our long-standing commitment to serving customers on both sides of the Pacific, and to creating greater cultural and commercial opportunities between our two great nations.”

Partnering with United will allow us to continue to promote study abroad to China, as part of our ongoing mission to grow President Obama’s “100K Strong Initiative” beyond its initial goal, which was achieved in 2014.

The US-China Strong team is grateful to United for its support, and we look forward to working with United to expand US-China people-to-people ties and strengthen this critical bilateral relationship.

Thanks, as always, for your support.


Carola McGiffert