Dear Friends,

April showers bring…our Student Ambassador Spotlight! This month, we’re sharing the work that three of our talented Student Ambassadors are doing to share their China study abroad experiences and raise awareness about US-China relations and career paths.

Emma BowersEmma Bowers is from Los Angeles and attends Hastings High School. As a Student Ambassador – thanks to support from China Institute – Emma organized a presentation on calligraphy and Chinese characters for third grade classes at Hillside Elementary School, and even brought in Ed Young, a local, Chinese-born artist and children’s book author, for the presentation.

Samantha CarrollA native of Massapequa, New York, Samantha Carroll attends Massapequa High School and became a Student Ambassador with support from the Asia Society. Together with her school’s Chinese Club, she helped organize her school district’s second annual “Eggroll and Dumpling Day,” which featured Chinese language and cultural demonstrations.

Justin DucaJustin Duca was nominated to be a Student Ambassador by the Delaware Department of Education. A student at Newark Charter Junior/Senior High School, Justin is from Newark, Delaware, and helped coordinate an “Experience China Event” and paper-cutting character activity for his school.

We’re so proud to see the great work these young leaders are doing to promote US-China relations among their peers and local communities. Thank you to China Institute, the Asia Society and the Delaware Department of Education – and to all of our supporters and partners – for their help in encouraging more Americans to engage with China and its language, culture, businesses and people.


Thanks, as always, for your support.


The US-China Strong Foundation