Be the future of U.S.-China relations

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017


Top speakers. Remarkable peers. A storied global network of leaders and change-makers.

Create difference by engaging difference.


How will you make your mark on the world? Often, it begins with a conversation. It starts with a raised glass. It's sparked by a perspective-changing speaker, a forum of extraordinary peers, or even a game of ping-pong with a partner from across the Pacific.

Every year, out of hundreds of applicants from across the globe, the Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES) carefully selects forty promising delegates to attend our Annual Summit at Stanford University & in China. At the Summit, delegates learn from leading thinkers, collaborate on innovative projects, participate in sophisticated foreign policy simulations, and immerse in cross-cultural dialogue with a remarkable group of fellow students. 

Recognized by the President of Yale, U.S. Ambassador to China, & the Chinese Foreign Minister for its extraordinary ability to develop the leaders of tomorrow, this year, the FACES Summit starts with you. Applications are open for our 2017-18 Annual Summit at Stanford & Peking Universities. There are no application fees, & financial aid is available on a competitive basis to help delegates attend.

It's time to step forward & make your mark. Learn more about the FACES Annual Summit, & apply now


Applications for the 2017-18 FACES Annual Summit are due July 5, 2017. No late applications will be accepted due to our large volume of applicants. Due to generous support from our donors, financial aid is available & applications are free of charge. Learn about our robust alumni network & apply now to be part of the 2017-18 Annual Summit.

About the Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES): The Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford is an international organization based at Stanford University, representing a global network of over 800 professionals, scholars, & leaders who are shaping their respective fields in the United States & China. Founded in 2001, we believe in that the U.S.-China relationship is built by people, & that the differences that divide us -- as people & as nations -- can be transformed through intellectual, academic, & interpersonal exchange.