Beijing, China, July 29, 2016 / - Project Pengyou announced this week that they have opened applications for their Leadership Fellows Program, to be held at Harvard University. The Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective leadership development program for students passionate about U.S.-China exchange.

Successful applicants will travel to Cambridge, MA on October 7-10, 2016 and participate in a four-day Summit and receive transformative leadership training in community organizing, cross-cultural inclusion and U.S.-China bridge building.

Thanks to support from the Ford Foundation and other donors, lodging, food and training costs at Harvard are provided for all Leadership Fellows. The program is open to current Chinese or American citizens who have firsthand experience in both the United States and China, and are enrolled at a U.S. university, community college, or high school.

After completing the training, participants will join a vibrant global community of Project Pengyou fellows and lead their own Project Pengyou Chapters on campus to deepen U.S.-China discourse and bring together often isolated groups of Americans and Chinese students.

“With rising tensions and violence around the world, it is now more urgent than ever to empower young American and Chinese to serve and lead together,” said Holly Chang, founder of Project Pengyou. “Our signature training program provides leadership skills that can be applied in any career path, and seeks to unleash a lifelong peace-builder in every participant.”

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until August 19, 2016, and can be found online at

Project Pengyou (“Pengyou” means friend in Mandarin Chinese) is a program of the Golden Bridges Foundation whose mission is to empower and mobilize a rising generation of U.S.-China bridge-builders to serve, inspire and transform lives. Since 2014, Project Pengyou has launched over 40 campus chapters across the United States to advocate for constructive exchanges between American and Chinese people.

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