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Student Volunteers Needed for Shanghai Expo -- Oct. 30, 2009 Deadline

H-ASIAOct 3 2009

Student Volunteers Needed for Shanghai Expo -- Oct. 30, 2009 Deadline
From: Clayton Dube <>

From: Clayton Dube (

Dear Colleagues,

As many of you know, the United States only committed to participating in
the 2010 Shanghai Expo in mid-July. Credit is given to Sec. Clinton for
moving this forward. She's said to have complained to her staff that until
the US committed, her Chinese counterparts would talk about nothing else.
And so, things are now happening at breakneck speed. More than half of the
$60 million needed for the USA Pavilion and its programs has already been
raised and the Pavilion is being constructed.

The USC U.S.-China Institute has been asked to select 160 undergraduate and
graduate students to work in the USA Pavilion. These student ambassadors
will with the millions of visitors, including the many business and
government delegations who will visit and discuss the displays addressing
the technologies and strategies needed to address the challenges associated
with building better cities and improving lives. These students will also
assist with the hundreds of talks, screenings, panel discussions, and
performances that will be offered at the USA Pavilion.

Students selected for the program will receive training, airfare, housing,
and a stipend to cover meals and local transportation. Student ambassadors
will serve in Shanghai from April 15 to July 31 or July 15 to October 31,
2010. (We know this is a poor fit with most academic calendars, but the Expo
schedule allows us no flexibility on this.)

Details about the program and the minimum qualifications required of
applicants are available at:

Applicants must be currently enrolled college students and be US citizens or
permanent residents. They must have completed at least two years of Chinese
(or possess an equivalent level of competency). The Institute and Pavilion
are committed to recruiting a diverse group of students. Students from all
disciplines, backgrounds, and regions are encouraged to apply.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be
submitted online on or before Oct. 30, 2009. Students will be notified of
selection decisions in December.

For additional information:
USC U.S.-China Institute
USA Pavilion
Shanghai Expo 2010

Please share this announcement with colleagues and students. It's a unique
opportunity for students and especially for those interested in public
diplomacy, cultural exchange, technology transfer, urban planning, public
policy, business, and other fields.Femi



Fahui Wang
Professor of Geography
Director of Chinese Culture and Commerce Program
E113 Howe-Russell
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225)578-6629
Fax: (225)578-4420


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