Below is a letter from Bei Dou Xing President, Kimberly Ruthenbeck, to XinXing families providing a status update regarding the 8th grade trip to China. To learn more about the cultural trip experience go to the BDX Fundraising page and scroll down to the “Cultural Fund” section.
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A U.S. private equity tycoon has announced the establishment of a $300 million endowed scholarship program in China for students from around the world. Beginning in 2016 the endowment will allow 200 students each year to take part in a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, all expenses paid. Read the full article here.
Dr. Zhining Chin shares a link to a possible future opportunity for XinXing students. The US Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer, semester, and academic year international immersion programs.
NSLI-Y encourages beginning, intermediate, and advanced language learners with a passion for learning languages, communicating across cultures, and living abroad to apply
For more information, see http://www.nsliforyouth.org/nslicms-1.1/content/index .