Ameson Education & Cultural Exchange Foundation

The Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the promotion and implementation of programs which facilitate cultural exchange and educational cooperation throughout the world. Founded in New York in 1994, Ameson's headquarters is located in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. Ameson maintains offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing and Suzhou, as well as numerous operations centers worldwide. Ameson's honorary Chairman is Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali, the former Secretary General of the United Nations.

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Dr. April M. Dorsey-Tyler joined Ameson in 2013 as the Academic Dean of Sciences after an extensive teaching career in major cities across the globe. Since she started at Ameson, Dr....

Eleven students granted AP awards

In addition to Ameson's highest number of students taking AP Exams, the 2009 AP class now also has the most students from Ameson to receive awards from the College Board. Eleven of the 16 students who took AP exams in 2009 received awards and special recognition based on the number of tests taken and their scores.

The subjects of the AP Exams ranged from English literature and composition to economics to calculus and even physics.

Honors given to the students include AP Scholar, awarded to students who receive a 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams; AP Scholar with Honors, awarded to students with who receive at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of the exams; and AP Scholar with Distinction, awarded to students who receive at least a 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of the exams.

Not only have these students’ accomplishments for scoring well on the exams helped get them into universities, but now they are also being recognized by AP and the College Board. Prof. Sean Zhang, Deputy Chairman of the Ameson Foundation is pleased that the students have received this additional recognition. “It is clear indicator that of the outstanding ability of our students and the high quality of instruction by the teachers, Prof. Zhang says. “Receiving these awards is a goal to our next class can strive to attain and possibly surpass.”

AP Scholar: Dong Bihan, Anni Li, Din Cheng, Shen Junsu,

AP Scholar with Honor: Chen Jingyu, Ma Linyuan

AP Scholar with Distinction: Cao Ding, Gong Kaiji, Lou Chenxiao, Shi Chen, Shi Kaiyan

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Teachers and college counselors looking for stable, satisfying, long-term employment will find a lot to like about the American High School Program, with its dedicated students, international standard curriculum, and English-language environment.
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A year in China can be the perfect way to kickstart an international career. Targeted at recent grads, but open to all qualified applicants, this program offers participants a variety of personal and professional enrichment opportunities.
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For experienced teachers looking to take the next step in their career, the Ameson Fellowship for Teachers offers teachers the chance to understand the Chinese educational system from the inside out and conduct independent research in their subject.

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The Ameson American High School (+AP) Program brings an innovative, international-quality, AP-standard education to Chinese students through a series of English-language magnet schools embedded in top public high schools in over a dozen cities across China.
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The Ameson Scholastic Test is an aptitude test in the subjects of English, Mathematics and Physics, designed by the Ameson Foundation with help from a team of experts and professors, and accepted by a growing number of schools world wide.
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The Ameson Chinese Elite Identification System and China Equitable Information Management System jointly identify China’s brightest high school students, help connect them to the university that’s right for them, and provide authentic assessments of their potential to universities.

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Educator Training

Teachers, principals and administrators are the backbone of the educational system, and are thus a core focus for efforts to improve education. Ameson conducts several training sessions every year for educators across China.
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Government Officials

To help officials in the field of education adapt to the challenges presented by a globalizing world, Ameson frequently organizes international exchanges for officials at the national, provincial and municipal levels.
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Student Exchanges

Over the years, Ameson has organized exchange programs for thousands of students. Our exchange programs include the annual Ameson Chinese Elite Program and the fast-growing Sino-American Youth Ambassadors.

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Forums and Seminars

Communication is the foundation of international understanding. Ameson's forums and seminars bring together prominent academics and policy makers from around the world to build partnerships and discuss issues.
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An understanding of China is a growing necessity for Western education professionals. Ameson regularly invites delegations from schools, universities and professional organizations to China to increase their understanding of China and find partner schools.
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Every year, in cooperation with the Zhi Gong Party and the Jiangsu Provincial Government, Ameson invites hundreds of Chinese Ph.D holders living and studying overseas to return to China and connect with employers and with one another through the Jiangsu Explore program.

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