• 2022 China-U.S. Rising Star Student Study Tour Program Web Series

    China-U.S. Rising Star Program Web Series

    September 21 through November 16, 2022 

    About the Series

    As part of AASCU’s commitment to support its members in their efforts to prepare students for work, life, and citizenship in an increasingly globalized world, AASCU is pleased to offer a virtual China-U.S. Rising Star Program web series starting September 21 for students at AASCU member campuses. Through six webinars, focusing on the themes of architecture and cultural awareness, the series will focus on Chinese culture, history, and language, and strengthen cross-cultural communication skills of U.S. and Chinese student participants. We also welcome the participation of faculty at our AASCU member institutions.

    Note: The in-person China-U.S. Rising Star Student Study Tour Program is traditionally hosted in China over the course of two weeks.  However, due to travel restrictions and other challenges related to COVID-19, this year AASCU is we offering the program as a six-part webinar series.

    Program Sessions and Dates

    Participants are invited to join any, or all, the sessions. They will be offered every other week and will last for up to two hours. Sessions will allow students to:

    • Explore the current challenges between architecture design and wellness
    • Identify the critical issues in the environment and ecosystem; the evolving perceptions on architecture; and the essential needs for future city planning

    Program Sessions:

    Registration for the Program Opening Ceremony & Orientation closes on September 14, 2022.

    Additional Topic-Based Sessions:

    Specific titles and topics will be announced in advance of the session dates. Participants may pick and choose sessions based on their availability and interest.

    • Session 2 - September 28, 2022 (7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST)
    • Session 3 - October 12, 2022 (7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST)
    • Session 4 - October 26, 2022 (7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST)
    • Session 5 - November 9, 2022 (7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST)

    Highlights of the Program

    • Sessions led by Chinese and U.S. professors and experts
    • Teamwork in a global community
    • Student dialogue


    To be eligible to participate in the program, you must be:

    • A student currently enrolled in a program of study at an AASCU member institution
    • Interested in studying abroad in China
    • Interested in Chinese architecture, language, history, and culture
    • A faculty member at an AASCU member institution interested in presenting on any of the relevant topics
    • A faculty member at an AASCU member institution interested in incorporating a virtual international experience into your classes

    Registration closes September 14, 2022.


    • Jody Dixon
      Assistant Director,
      International Education
      (202) 478-7814