Student Experiences Blog

"Valuable Work Experience in a Foreign City"— Raquel Leslie Discusses her Beijing Internship

As an intern at the Junior Achievement Beijing office, I’ve had the chance to provide on-site support at various JA events, interacting with the students and experiencing firsthand the impact that JA has in cultivating entrepreneurship, creativity, ethics, and leadership in Chinese youth. I also feel like I’ve played a part in helping to improve JA’s educational approaches, researching the most effective ways of measuring financial literacy as well as what curriculum is most effective for specific age groups.

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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Harvard China Fund Established