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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 & Peking University

Location: Hangzhou, China; Beijing, China


As part of President Barack Obama’s “100,000 Strong” initiative, the new Wanxiang Fellows Program will send 12-20 Northwestern students to China to work on one of the world’s most important challenges, the development of sustainable green energy technologies. This competitive fellows program consists of three phases: (1) During Spring Quarter of 2012, students will be introduced to environmental and sustainability studies and will visit the Wanxiang America Corporation headquarters; (2) Wanxiang Fellows will spend one month completing two full-credit courses with other Northwestern students in Beijing; (3) Students will continue their studies at Wanxiang Polytechnic in Hangzhou, where they will learn about clean energy science from Wanxiang researchers and will go on various experiential field trips.


  • Summer

Term Notes: 2013 Program Dates: June 24, 2013 (arrival) - August 4, 2013 (departure)

Languages: English, Chinese

Language Requirements: 

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


  • Beijing: Shared suites in Zhong Guan Xin Yuan International Students' Dormitory on the Peking University campus
  • Hangzhou: Student dorms on the Wanxiang Polytechnic College campus

Program Costs: 

Please refer to the IPD Program website for cost information.