Get Ready to Study in the United States

Friday, May 12, 2023

Co-hosted by AmCham China and Yale Center Beijing.

Event Time

Friday, May 12, 2023

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Opening Remarks

2:30 PM - 2:35 PM

Briefing from Educational Official at the Embassy

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM

Briefing from Visa Official at the Embassy

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

Q&A for the U.S. Embassy

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Travel Security Tips Sharing

3:10 PM - 3:25 PM

Panel Discussion

3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

Q&A for Panelists

4:15 PM - 4:25 PM

Event Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

4:25 PM - 4:30 PM



Yale Center Beijing
36th Floor Tower B of IFC Building 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District, Beijing (Yong'anli Subway Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Please click “HERE” further below to register.

Please send an email to or call 010-85190864 (Lisa Yuan) if there are any problems.

Ticket: Free for AmCham cardholders, employees of member company, and offer-holder students; RMB 150 for non-AmCham China Member.


The language of the event will be English.


  • Registration closes at 6:00 PM Beijing Time, May 11;

  • There will be no refund before 48 hours of the event;

  • Please arrive at the venue 30 minutes earlier for event check-in.

The Event

AmCham China is pleased to host a pre-departure guidance session for students who are preparing to study in the United States. The event will take place on May 12th at Yale Center Beijing.

2023 will be the first full academic year of offline enrollment after the pandemic. To help students better prepare and transition for the upcoming new journey, we are pleased to invite Christopher Willford, Head of Education USA at the U.S. Embassy Beijing, and Philip Oh, Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy Beijing to share the latest trends and visa policies for studying in the US.

Representatives from United Airlines and educational institutions will share best practices and insights on travel safety, study planning, suggestions, campus life, etc. There also will be a Q&A session for our experts to address any concerns and questions that you may have about US travel policies and student safety.






Christopher Willford
Public Engagement Officer, U.S. Department of State
Head, Education USA




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




Melissa Meltzer Warehall
Head, College Counselling, Beijing’s Daystar Academy





Mickey Ye
Project Coordinator, Global Collaborations,
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School




Robert Pei
Vice President and Head of Products and Solutions, Visa in China




Nancy Lyu
Regional Sales Manager China, United Airlines



Philip Oh
Consular Officer, U.S Embassy Beijing





Carol Li Rafferty
Director for China, Yale University’s Office of International Affairs
Executive Director, Yale Center Beijing