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Chyanne Chen  

ayc pROGRAM dIRECTOR

As one of the founders for the Ambassador Year in China program, my goal is to help foster a strong cultural understanding and relationship between China and the United States to promote world peace. Starting from the education community is the best way to begin in my experience. I was the only non-English speaking Chinese student in my first American high school, and some of my best memories are those in learning a new culture, sharing my own, and building some of my lifelong friendships.

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

"Challenge yourself to appreciate a new culture fully, shine yourself to promote your own unique culture, write a historical and best chapter in your own life book, and enjoy yourself in this ten-month program. Lastly, I would like to share this quote: 'The roses in her hand, the flavor in mine.' Wish you all a wonderful ambassador year in China!"


aEGEAN hE

Regional Director

Hey I am Aegean! After the EAs finished the AYC program I help them to find jobs that utilize their year of teaching experience, through a program called Teach in China. I supervise operations based in the Shanghai office, aiding RPLs and EAs. When I am not working, I love watching movies and American TV shows, and just being a sofa potato.

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

"Be flexible and open-minded so that you are able to enjoy your experience as much as possible in China."

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Sheila Ren

Program Manager

I studied my masters in ICN Business School and have been working in international education in China for six years. I have also worked with American universities to build education exchange programs. I am a very outdoorsy person, I like hiking, traveling and dancing.

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

"Always keep an open mind. Focus on your experience as it unfolds, not on how you think it should or shouldn't be. Through the ups and downs of this extraordinary life experience, you will come out a better and more capable individual than you ever thought was possible."


fanyi zeng

program coordinator

My name is Fanyi Zeng. You can call me Fancy. I graduated from University of Houston in 2015 and worked as an auditor at a Houston-based CPA firm for nearly three years. Living in a foreign country might be difficult for just a while; it is something one should try at least once in life.

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

"Constantly and consistently stay positive and talk with people around you. You will amaze yourself and find that you can handle more than you expect. We are always here if you need someone to talk to!"

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jASMIN hU

rEGIONAL pLACEMENT lIAISON

I am Jasmin Hu, and I have been working in Ambassador Year in China for almost 4 years. As an RPL, I serve EAs and host schools in Wenzhou, Jinhua and Taizhou in the Zhejiang Province. Looking forward to an amazing time together with you in China!

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

"Follow your host school's regulations and rules. Learn more about local culture; the more you learn, the sooner you will adjust to life in China.”


AMY ZHANG

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

My full name is Amy Yifei Zhang and my Chinese name is 章亦飞. I am an American born Chinese from Providence, Rhode Island and I graduated from Brandeis University with a triple major in Health Sciences, Global Studies, and East Asian Studies. I am in charge of the media coordination within the Shanghai AYC department so I can often be found editing our website, social media pages, newsletters, and video/photo projects. During my free time, I love to watch movies, bingewatch TV shows, play ping pong and swim!

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

“Don’t be afraid to practice Chinese with the locals! It’ll be difficult at first and you might not comprehend what the room is talking about at times but it’s all a part of the learning process.”

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Merry Zhao

Regional Coordinator

I am responsible for the AYC program in Washington, Oregon, and Vancouver, BC. I enjoy meeting students during career fairs, info tables, panels, and presentations.

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

"The AYC program will widen your horizons and enrich your career."