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2018 China Career Day | April 13, 2018

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your high school self? 

This is the question our panelists and facilitators considered last Friday as they joined 35 Washington, DC high school students and teachers at the Confucius Institute U.S. Center’s China Career Day.

The event brought together Chinese language and culture students from Washington Latin Public Charter School, DC International School, Georgetown Day School, and Georgetown Visitation for a day of learning about Chinese language careers using Chinese language, study abroad and global education opportunities.

Following a panel discussion, students attended breakout sessions focusing on ‘Pursuing Chinese in College and Study Abroad Programs,’ ‘Living in China’ and ‘Pursuing International Careers.’ Students came prepared with a plethora of questions ranging from traveling as a person of color in China to how to pass the foreign service exam. The day concluded with an essay writing activity which encouraged students to reflect on their global education story in preparation for writing college admissions, job and scholarship essays. The students, many of whom have studied Chinese for several years and have already traveled to China, left the event feeling encouraged and inspired to continue developing their future in global education.

“I can do so much with the early access that I have to Chinese language.” – DC International School, 10th grader

 “Most high school language programs are not clearly presenting study abroad opportunities and pushing students to apply! This was a really important event for [the students].” – Washington Latin PCS, Teacher

“[I learned] to apply for as many scholarships as possible and stick with Chinese!” – DC International School, 10th grader


Tonija Navas, Director, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University  
Danqing Zhu, World Bank Group, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice
Mycal Ford, Sayari Analytics, Threat Finance Analyst
Christopher Degnan, US State Department Public Diplomacy Desk Officer, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Scott Osdras, Program Officer, American Councils for International Education
Melissa Christensen (Moderator), Communications Manager, Confucius Institute U.S. Center


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