In 2015, International Fund for China’s Environment (IFCE) launched its first “Green Future Leadership Training Camp”. In the past two years, the camp had brought students around the world from different universities (Renmin University of China, Peking University, etc.) and academic fields together for leadership training. In this year’s “Green Future Leadership” summer camp, despite the activities we have done in the past two years, we are going to provide enriched activities including visits to government agencies, Think Tanks, and headquarters of international organizations. Moreover, we are inviting experts from high-rank universities and government agencies to talk with our students about their personal experience.
This training camp aims to inspire a sense of innovation and provide young people who are interested in leading and promoting China’s green development with brand new skill training and networking opportunities.
WHO WE ARE SEEKING FOR
People interested in green development and innovative technologies with a high school degree or above
People interested in building network through visiting different international organizations (The World Bank, United Nation, etc.) on the east coast over the summer
People seeking to gain professional and leadership skills and join lectures led by professors from high-rank universities or experts from government agencies.
CAMP SCHEDULE: Feb. 8th – Feb. 17th
|Day 1: February 8th||Depart from Beijing, Arrive in Washington, D.C.|
|Day 2: February 9th||Morning||Visit to White House, Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Smithsonian: Gain understanding of the operation of U.S. government agencies and the development of the United States.|
|Evening||IFCE Dinner Party: Meet with IFCE consultant, Chinese embassy officials, experts EAP, DOE, Think Thanks and international organizations.|
|Day 3: February 10th||Morning||Leadership Training Lecture #1 “Time management and Leadership”||Dr. Li Zongmin（IFCE Leadership Training Tutor）|
|Afternoon||Leadership Training Lecture #2″How to Improve Your Leadership Skills”Visit Earth Day Network to learn about the operations of US non-profit organization, the cooperation mechanism of community and US non-profit organization; understand the history of the US environmental protection and NGO operation||Michael Maccoby (Professor at Harvard University and Oxford University)|
|Day 4: February 11th||Morning||Leadership Training Lecture #3″US New Energy development”||Robert K. Dixon (former Director of the Office of Strategic Programs)|
|Afternoon||Visit to Wolrd Wildlife Fund (WWF) for getting a deep understanding about the environmental organization; Meet with experts in the fields of environment; learn about on-going sustainable development projects and wildlife protection.|
|Day 5: February 12th||Morning||Leadership Training Lecture #4 “how to green entrepreneurship”||Diane MacEachern (Founder of Big Green Purse)|
|Afternoon||Visit GWU and discusses the related topics on environment area with professors.
|Joe Cascio (Co-Director of the Environmental and Energy Management Institute (EEMI) at George Washington University)Jonathan P. Deason (Professor Jonathan Deason’s Environmental and Energy Management program)|
|Day 6: February 13th||Morning||Leadership Training Lecture #5 “how to set up and develop non-profit organization”||Dr. He Ping (CEO at the International Fund for China’s Environment, Chinese Overseas Special Representative)|
|Afternoon||Departing to San Fransisco|
|Day 7: February 14th||Morning||Visit UC Berkeley and discuss with professors about the categories and disposal of plastics.|
|Afternoon||Visit Plastic Pollution Coalition, learn about the process of garbage disposal.|
|Day 8: February 15th||Morning||Visit Stanford University and have discussions with professors and local students.|
|Day 9: February 16th||Morning||Visit San Francisco downtown and local scenic, learn historical culture.|
|Day 10: February 17th||Flight back to Beijing|
WE WILL VISIT
The camp will travel around cities including Washington, D.C., San Francisco, San Jose.
HOW TO APPLY
- Submit the application form & resume to IFCE’s organization email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Get Application Approval. Once we receive your resume, it will be passed on to our project management staff for approval. A confirmation email will be sent within 3 business days if it passes the first round of review.
- Skype Interview. A Skype interview will be arranged for students to be considered for scholarships (RMB6000-1,6000)
- Admission. An admission letter will be sent if applicant passes the interview
- Visa. Once the applicant confirms to participate in the summer camp, IFCE will send out an official invitation letter and provide further assistance with visa application (Applicants should submit their applications no later than November 15th, 2018. Spots are limited, applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve base. Note on your application if you’d like to be considered for scholarship.)
EXPENSE (RMB 36，000)
Camp expense will include:
- Round trip flights from Beijing
- Living expenses: hotels, dining, transportations
- Lectures: translation, tickets
- Insurance outside of China
Camp expense will NOT include:
- Visa fee
- Any transportation expense within China
- Cell phone service
- Irrelevant personal expenses
Zhao Jing (Nanjing University)
“The Camp has taught me how to become a successful leader and led me to deeper understanding of environment protection. Through visiting different universities and agencies, I was able to develop my future goals. I have also met a lot of other students who I will be able to learn from in the future.”
Yu Yalan (Peking University)
“I have learned new skills and broadened my mind after participating in the Camp. Over the 10 days of traveling, I have gained better understanding of the three major cities on the east coast and have learned a lot about their culture, history, economy and politics. We have also met with leaders and experts from international organizations and non-profit organizations. I have developed network and have learned about their experience which inspired me to fight for a great future.”
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