Chinese Student Experiences in America Project

In late 2022, USCET launched a project to provide greater context and understanding to about Chinese Student Experiences in America. The objective of this project is to provide a fuller picture of the changing profile and perspectives of this important group of students over the years, and in so doing to counter negative stereotypes, misinformation, and distrust.

Completed in February 2023, the survey provides a qualitative overview of the Chinese student experiences, lending insight into their reasons for coming to the US, their social and academic experiences on campus, and the long-term impact on their lives and attitudes. The China Data Lab at UC San Diego has partnered with USCET to analyze and interpret the survey results by decade, and we will jointly release a survey report in Spring 2023.

The survey is part of the larger Chinese Student Experiences in America project. USCET launched the project in September 2022 with a webinar on “Chinese Students: Still Caught in the Crosshairs?”, held in conjunction with the Carter Center and the US Heartland China Association. We plan to complete a report and host a student symposium in 2023 to further explore the topic, featuring voices from Chinese who studied in America over the decades. USCET has conducted education and exchange programs to improve understanding between the US and China for more than 20 years, and is consulting and collaborating with a range of experts on the project.

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Webinar – Chinese Students in America: Still Caught in the Crosshairs?

September 22, 2022

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USCET Completes Survey of Chinese Student Experiences

April 18, 2023

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This program would not be possible without the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.
Read their press release here


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