H-Week Overview

The Harvard Association for U.S.-China Relations (HAUSCR) H-Week will bring between 20 and 30 Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China (HSYLC) past participants to the Harvard campus to further fulfil HAUSCR's mission and goals. H-Week will build on the bonds formed in HSYLC and advance US-China relations by promoting cross-cultural exchange between Chinese and U.S. students. The goals of the program are threefold: (1) to expose a select group of Chinese high school students to the experience of higher education in the United States; (2) to promote an understanding of economic, political, societal and cultural aspects of China among Harvard students; and (3) to foster student exchange of ideas between Chinese and Harvard students.

Studying at Harvard

By immersing the Chinese students in Harvard classes, H-Week provides the students with deeper knowledge of American higher education and academic culture. During H-Week, all classes at Harvard are open to H-Week students, including those led by world-renowned professors like Gregory Mankiw (Economics), Michael Sandel (Justice) and Steven Pinker (Psychology). Through attending classes of their interests, the students achieve an understanding of how American classes are similar and different from their own educational experiences.

Cultural Exchange

In addition, the Chinese students participate in cultural exchange events with diverse Harvard student groups to form a more complete understanding of the diversity of American college campuses. Through in-depth discussions and talks, the students will be exposed to new insights and various perspectives on relevant social and cultural issues.