Ameson Education & Cultural Exchange Foundation

The Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the promotion and implementation of programs which facilitate cultural exchange and educational cooperation throughout the world. Founded in New York in 1998, Ameson's headquarters is located in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. Ameson maintains offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing and Suzhou, as well as numerous operations centers worldwide. Ameson's honorary Chairman was the late Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali, a former Secretary General of the United Nations.

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The annual Ameson Year in China (AYC) Send-Off Reception for incoming AYC Educational Ambassadors (EAs) took place on August 5, 2017 at the Ameson Foundation Headquarters

Ameson Foundation Executives Meet Participants of CGCC’s “Roads to USA: Greenfield Investment vs. Cross-Border M&A” Forum


On June 20, Ameson Foundation executives Mr. Stephen Smith (Executive Director), Mr. Zhu Xiao Di (Deputy Director) and Operations Officer Steve Yuan met with participants of the “Roads to USA: Greenfield Investment vs. Cross-Border M&A” forum hosted by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. This conference attracted more than 450 representatives from Chinese corporations, including 155 delegates from China and those who are stationed in the United States. The panel was made up by executives of large transnational enterprises, and they discussed the future of market expansion and consolidation in the U.S. as well as ways to adjust to new business environment and trade policies.


The event focused on the opportunities and difficulties for Chinese businesses to operate in the U.S. It was recognized that despite great success attained by numerous Chinese companies in the U.S., many challenges lay ahead. As more Chinese enterprises gain a foothold in the American market, it is becoming more imperative to promote cultural exchange and understanding of cultural and political differences between the two countries. The Ameson executives discussed with some of the participating panelists and entrepreneurs, exchanging views on the theme of the forum. It is a part of the Ameson Foundation’s mission to assist and work closely with Chinese businesses in the future. Through its educational and cultural exchange programs promoting people-to people relations, Ameson Foundation seeks to help strengthen diplomatic ties and bilateral trade between China and the U.S.

  Ameson Foundation DC office Executive Director, Stephen Smith (left) and Operations Officer, Steve Yuan (right) 
  attended CGCC’s forum.

Stephen Smith (left) spoke with the head of Congressional Affairs for Huawei Technologies LLC (USA), Mr. Morrissey (right).

Stephen Smith (right) spoke with a young Chinese entrepreneur (left).


ahsp-250Career teaching jobs in China for qualified professionals+


Teachers and college counselors looking for stable, satisfying, long-term employment will find a lot to like about the American High School Program, with its dedicated students, international standard curriculum, and English-language environment.
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A year in China can be the perfect way to kickstart an international career. Targeted at recent grads, but open to all qualified applicants, this program offers participants a variety of personal and professional enrichment opportunities.
imageOne-year programs for professional development.+


For experienced teachers looking to take the next step in their career, the Ameson Fellowship for Teachers offers teachers the chance to understand the Chinese educational system from the inside out and conduct independent research in their subject.

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The Ameson American High School (+AP) Programbrings an innovative, international-quality, AP-standard education to Chinese students through a series of English-language magnet schools embedded in top public high schools in over a dozen cities across China.
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The Ameson Scholastic Testis an aptitude test in the subjects of English, Mathematics and Physics, designed by the Ameson Foundation with help from a team of experts and professors, and accepted by a growing number of schools world wide.

teachers250Grassroots education initiatives+

Educator Training

Teachers, principals and administrators are the backbone of the educational system, and are thus a core focus for efforts to improve education. Ameson conducts several training sessions every year for educators across China.
imageInnovatively responding to today's educational challeneges+

Government Officials

To help officials in the field of education adapt to the challenges presented by a globalizing world, Ameson frequently organizes international exchanges for officials at the national, provincial and municipal levels.
imageCultivating a new generation of globally conscious youth+

Student Exchanges

Over the years, Ameson has organized exchange programs for thousands of students. Our exchange programs include the annual Ameson Chinese Elite Program and the fast-growing Sino-American Youth Ambassadors.

imageInternational academic dialogues+

Forums and Seminars

Communication is the foundation of international understanding. Ameson's forums and seminars bring together prominent academics and policy makers from around the world to build partnerships and discuss issues.
imageUniting the global education community+


An understanding of China is a growing necessity for Western education professionals. Ameson regularly invites delegations from schools, universities and professional organizations to China to increase their understanding of China and find partner schools.
imageBringing talent back home+

Jiangsu ExploreJiangsu Explore

Every year, in cooperation with the Zhi Gong Party and the Jiangsu Provincial Government, Ameson invites hundreds of Chinese Ph.D holders living and studying overseas to return to China and connect with employers and with one another through the Jiangsu Explore program.

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