A Chinese global educational delegation consisting of four specialists, including Deputy Secretary-General Yan Zhou, Vice Director Yuanyuan Ju, and Program Director Zi Liang of the Chinese Education Association for International Exchange, and Vice Director of the Chinese Education Ministry’s National Center for Education Development Research Yin Yang, visited the Ameson Foundation headquarters in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the promotion and implementation of programs that facilitate cultural exchange and educational cooperation throughout the world. The two sides exchanged views on international issues of mutual interest in education, and explored possibilities for future joint cooperation projects. The Chinese educational delegation was accompanied by Ms. Guan Xin and Ms. Gao Jie, officials from the Chinese Embassy’s Office of Educational Affairs.
Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation invites a Chinese education delegation to visit the United States, and they discuss exploring further cooperation in the future.
According to Ms. Yan Zhou, the mission of the Chinese Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), a national organization headquartered in Beijing, is to carry out international foreign education exchanges and cooperation. The Secretariat is its permanent office. CEAIE is well known for its international education vision, its high standard education forum and its efforts for global cooperation. A popular event in the international education community, the International Education Forum is held in late October every year. The Chinese Education Association for International Exchange is becoming an influential organization associated with the United Nations. CEAIE is sometimes known as China's NAFSA (the world's largest international education organization, the American Association for International Education).
Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Yan Zhou introduced the Chinese Education Association for International Exchange.
Director of the Ameson Foundation, Stephen Smith, won the applause of the delegation by speaking fluent Chinese. He said that it is a great pleasure to meet Chinese experts in education, who have a thousand-year old culture of respecting teachers. He said this event is a great contribution to American and Chinese cultural exchange, the result of which also forms a good foundation for future inter-agency cooperation.
Yuanyuan Ju, Vice Director of CEAIE’s research department, said that the association has very in-depth research of the industry standards of “study abroad agencies, teacher training, international education standards, and the cross-border movement of education.” She hopes to compare this research with the Ameson Foundation’s programs.
Zhu Xiao Di, the Deputy Director of Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation, shows the Chinese education delegation the scenery near the White House.
Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation Executive Director, Stephen Smith (left) and Deputy Director Zhu Xiao Di (right), present gifts to the delegation. Yin Yang, the Vice Director of the Chinese Education Ministry’s National Center for Education Development Research, stands for photos with the hosts.