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2012 US-China International Youth Festival
“Think Global, Act Local”
July 1-29, Xian & Beijing, China
3-Day Youth Summit
…to tackle global issues with elite peers and high-profile experts
3-Week Service Learning
…to gain hands-on experience in influencing Chinese young minds
2-Day Xian Tour and 1-Day Beijing Tour
…to immerse in an ancient and modern Chinese culture and scenery
To win a full-package grant up to $2,000 or to get an early-bird registration rate (before April 30), apply now at http://eactus.com. Grants will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
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More background information about the IYF
The first US-China International Youth Festival (IYF) was held between July 12, 2011 and August 6, 2011 in China. IYF was initiated and hosted by Education Association for China Tomorrow (EACT), one US 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization. Through the Global Development Youth Summit, volunteer teaching, and cultural immersion programs, IYF provided an excellent platform for youths from all over the world to exchange ideas and perspectives on mutual understanding, self-improvement, youth entrepreneurship and career development, climate and environmental sustainability issues, and the realization of the Eight Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.
The first IYF was officially included in “UN’s International Year of Youth” (From August 12, 2010 to August 11, 2011) which gained plenty supports from related governmental agencies as well as a good number of organizations and individuals from US, China and many other countries. Participating parties include the US Embassy in Beijing, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, UN-Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Dream Corps International, Civic Concepts International, and several renowned universities and institutions. Other supporting organizations include the US State Department’s “100,000 Strong Initiative,” American Congressmen, the governments of Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, the Chinese Embassy in the United States, the Department of Education, International Monetary Fund, top-ranked universities like Harvard, Yale and Cornell, and many overseas Chinese groups.