To significantly increase the number and diversity of American students studying in China, the 100K Strong Initiative was announced by President Barack Obama in November 2009 and officially launched by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in May 2010. Subsequent to this, Laureate International Universities announced a $1 million commitment and a four-year pledge to send 1,000 U.S. students to study in China in support of the initiative.
Laureate’s commitment is among the program's top support pledges. To date, other notable commitments have come from Caterpillar, Citigroup, Coca-Cola and the Tom Pritzker Family Foundation (each of which pledged $1 million) as well as Motorola Solutions ($100,000).
Laureate’s support over four years will be provided through its U.S. university network, which includes the National Hispanic University, Walden University, Kendall College, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and the NewSchool of Architecture and Design as well as partner institutions in China. In the coming months, Laureate will launch new programs and initiatives to help create opportunities for U.S. students to visit and learn more about China.
As the largest single-campus institution within the Laureate network and one of the most notable private universities in China, HIEU welcomes U.S. students to a truly memorable experience in the capital city of China!
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