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Alec Grigorian on his Summer in Shanghai: "Surpassed all of my Expectations"

When the plane landed in Shanghai, I didn’t really know how to feel. I was about to spend the longest amount of time I had ever spent alone abroad. I had been to China before, and I had studied Chinese, but I had never tried to actually be productive in Chinese. Arriving for about a two-month internship at Junior Achievement China, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that I would be working at an education focused NGO, but I had no idea what my day-to-day work would look like.

Despite my initial nervousness, my summer surpassed all of my expectations. Working at Junior Achievement… Read more about Alec Grigorian on his Summer in Shanghai: "Surpassed all of my Expectations"

Chris Zhou's Shanghai Internship, Cultural Exchange, and 2元 Breakfast

Hello! My name is Chris. I am a sophomore in Currier and spent the summer working at F.O.G Capital & Asset Management in Shanghai.

F.O.G is a new business that intends to focus on real estate management and investment. When I first walked into its office and for the first week, I was unsure of the company’s business and skeptical of my role there. However, as days passed, my boss, who was also the CEO, asked me to do more research on interesting investments in real estate projects. I made many PPTs (pronounced pee-pee-tee, not PowerPoint), and was glad to see my presentation… Read more about Chris Zhou's Shanghai Internship, Cultural Exchange, and 2元 Breakfast

The Harvard China Fund exists to advance the University's engagement with China. Established in late 2006, the Harvard China Fund is Harvard University’s “academic venture fund” for China. In service of the entire University, it supports teaching and research on China and promotes Harvard’s presence in China. The University has allocated $15 million to support the Fund, and has made a commitment to raise $50 million in the long term.

"Knowledge and education are the world’s most valuable resources. As we move deeper into the 21st century, greater China will play an increasingly important role on the global higher education stage, offering exceptional cultural and academic opportunities for Harvard faculty and students from across the University. Embracing these opportunities and engaging with individuals and institutions across the region is essential to ensuring that our teaching and our research continue to shape the future." - President Drew Faust, Harvard University

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Apply to the 2017 Harvard China Student Internship Program

January 10, 2017

Applications to the 2017 Harvard China Student Internship Program are due Wednesday, January 18th! 

The summer 2017 program is offered by the Harvard China Fund in partnership with Chinese corporations, NGOs/NPOs, and multinational companies. Students experience modern China through their internship placements and gain an introduction to Chinese history and culture, all while learning first-hand about life in the workplace. The structure of the program includes a nine-week internship, a week-long field trip, and numerous cultural events. Please submit your application through CARAT… Read more about Apply to the 2017 Harvard China Student Internship Program