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Students Selected for US-China Leadership Training Summit

Two St. Lawrence University students were selected out of hundreds of applicants from across the country to take part in a U.S.-China Leadership Training Summit from Oct. 7 to 10 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Eliza Koso ’18 of Lexington, Massachusetts, and So Hyeong Lee ’19 of South Korea, traveled to Cambridge on Columbus Day weekend to participate as Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows.

Project Pengyou (pengyou means 'friend' in Mandarin) is a program sponsored by the Golden Bridges Foundation that is empowering and mobilizing a rising generation of U.S.-China bridge-builders to bring about a world that embraces diverse cultures and shared humanity. Since returning, Eliza and So Hyeong have committed to applying their new skills and establishing a Project Pengyou Chapter at St. Lawrence.

St. Lawrence strives for diversity and inclusivity and actively promotes U.S.-China relationships. Chinese Culture Club and Chinese Student Association host events such as Mid-Autumn festival and Chinese New Year for the campus and local communities as a way to get to know Chinese culture. The events are organized and performed by both Chinese and American students. 

For more information, visit the China Connections webpage hosted by the Center for International and Intercultural Studies