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Why Is Studying Abroad Still Important?

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Time and Location

Saturday, December 26, 2020
Discussion and Q&A:

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Please clickHERE to register.
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Student Ticket: 10元
Standard Ticket: 100元
Need Approval

Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Note: Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Join Via Zoom

Due to overwhelming demand for the December 26 event on “Why Is Studying Abroad Still Important?”, we will make the event available online via Zoom for a selected number of registrants who are unable to attend in person. Participants who join the event over Zoom will have an opportunity to pose questions to the panelists.


December 25, 2020 | Friday
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
December 26, 2020 | Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 am China Standard Time (CST)

Participating Format

Registration is required to obtain a ZOOM Conference access link, which will be sent to your registration email or phone shortly. Please enter the ZOOM room 15 minutes before the starting time. When the room is full, latecomers will not be able to access the ZOOM conference.

Registration and Fees

Please clickHERE to register.
Please send an email to if there are any problems.

Need Approval

Attention: Recording (audiotaping or videotaping) during the event is not allowed.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Event

While the global pandemic has severely impacted students’ plans to study abroad, is studying aboard still valuable in this age of uncertainty? A group of U.S. university center directors will gather at Yale Center Beijing on 12/26 to discuss this and other topics relevant to those who plan to study abroad. We would especially like to welcome students of all ages to join and pre-submit your most pressing questions.

The Panelists

Josh Cheng
Stanford University ’83 MA
Executive Director, Stanford Center at Peking University


Zening Ge
The University of Chicago ’96 PhD
Executive Director, UChicago Center in Beijing


Betty He
General Manager, Penn Wharton China Center


Ying Hua
Director, Cornell China Center
Associate Professor of Design and Environmental
Analysis, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University


Jin Liu
Director, Princeton China Center


Jingyu Wang
xecutive Director, University of Notre Dame Beijing Global Gateway


Yi Wang
Harvard College ’95
Executive Director, Harvard Center Shanghai


Helena Xiao
Associate Director, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing



Carol Li Rafferty '00
Managing Director, Yale Center Beijing

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