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Energy Technology & Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD), in partnership with Wanxiang Corporation, Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic, and Peking University

Location: Hangzhou , China; Beijing, China


As part of President Barack Obama’s “100,000 Strong” initiative, the Wanxiang Fellows Program sends Northwestern students to China to work on one of the world’s most important challenges, the development of sustainable green energy technologies. This fellows program consists of three phases: (1) During Spring Quarter, students get introduced to environmental and sustainability studies and visit the Wanxiang America Corporation headquarters; (2) Wanxiang Fellows spend one month completing two full-credit courses with other Northwestern students in Beijing; (3) Students continue their studies at Wanxiang Polytechnic in Hangzhou, where they learn about clean energy science from Wanxiang researchers and go on various experiential field trips.

Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored


  • Summer

Languages: English, Chinese

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students take intensive language classes in Chinese during the program.


  • Beijing: Double-occupancy, air-conditioned rooms in an international dormitory on the Peking University campus
  • Hangzhou: Double-occupancy rooms at a hotel near Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic campus

Program Costs: 

Visit the IPD program page for cost information.