• Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program

    AASCU and the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE) are proud to offer the Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program—the program started in 2000 and AASCU joined in 2001. The program gives Chinese students the opportunity to spend one to two years at an AASCU institution for undergraduate and graduate studies. Participants in the CHEPD 1+2+1 Program earn a dual degree from their Chinese home institution and their U.S. host institution.

    The CHEPD 1+2+1 Program is the largest program of its kind. Recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a Program of Excellence, it is one of most important platforms for cooperation between Chinese and American universities. Since its inception, over 150 AASCU and Chinese institutions have participated, and over 4,000 Chinese students have successfully completed the program.

    For more information about the CHEPD 1+2+1 Program, please visit www.cciee121.com or contact Sufei Li.


    Project News

    October 2020 
    CHEPD 1+2+1 Program Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary!
    We’re proud to be part of this program and to join in celebrating its 20th anniversary. Here are some of the program’s impressive accomplishments:

    • Approximately 6,000 Chinese students have taken part in this unique opportunity. 
    • 126 Chinese and 40 AASCU institutions have participated.
    • Half of the Chinese graduates of this program have gone on to pursue graduate school in the U.S.
    • We have steadily increased our student enrollment from 60 a year to nearly 1,000. 

    Given the challenges we have all faced during the past year and the interconnectivity of the world, this program is more important than ever in helping us to keep building bridges. We look forward to continuing to prepare our students to become global citizens.

    January 2020
    Leadership Training Strengthens International Program
    Staff from seven Chinese institutions and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges joined AASCU for a leadership training in Washington, D.C., for the 1+2+1 program, which gives Chinese students the opportunity to spend one to two years at an AASCU institution. The group also visited George Mason University (Va.); Millersville University (Pa.); and California State University, San Bernardino.

    China Studies - Jan 2020

    China Studies - Jan 2020 Terry Brown

    October 2019
    Campus Administrators Meet to Explore CHEPD Program
    AASCU welcomed 37 campus administrators from universities and colleges participating in the CHEPD 1+2+1 program to Washington, D.C., for the 2019 Worker Bee meeting. Held at AASCU’s office from Sept. 15-17, the meeting provided an opportunity for all coordinators to hear about new policies and practices governing the program, which gives Chinese students the opportunity to spend one to two years at an AASCU institution for undergraduate and graduate studies and to network and share best practices. 

    China Studies - October 2019

    July 2019
    200 Students Graduate From Dual Degree Program
    This June, more than 70 presidents and senior administrators from AASCU member campuses joined parents and university and government officials in Chongqing, China, to award degrees to 200 undergraduate and graduate students as part of a joint program between AASCU and the China Center for International Educational Exchange. The Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program gives Chinese students the opportunity to spend two or more years at an AASCU institution for undergraduate and graduate studies.

    China Studies - July 2019

    In fall 2019 and spring 2020, 970 1+2+1 students will begin their studies on U.S. campuses, the highest number to participate since the program's inception in 2001. The program has generated more than $220 million in revenue for the host campuses (via program fees, tuition, etc.), and in the next two years, the incoming cohort of students will provide $52 million in revenue to participating AASCU campuses.

    October 2018
    AASCU Holds Largest Meeting of Dual Degree Program
    In September, AASCU’s International Education/Global Initiatives Department welcomed over 50 campus administrators from universities and colleges participating in the Sino-American Cooperation in Higher Education and Professional Development (CHEPD) 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program to Washington, D.C., for the program’s annual meeting.

    The CHEPD 1+2+1 program gives Chinese undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to spend two years at an AASCU institution. Participants in the 1+2+1 program earn a dual degree from their Chinese home institution and their U.S. host institution.

    China Studies - Oct 2018

    The program’s annual meeting is mandatory for all campus coordinators, who manage or oversee the administration of the program on their campuses, and provides an opportunity for all coordinators to be updated about new policies and practices. Training for new coordinators is also provided during meeting sessions.

    This year’s meeting was the largest meeting to date in the history of the program, and also saw participation from four representatives from Chinese partner universities and senior staff from the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE).

    July 2018
    Dual Degree Program Holds Graduation Ceremony in China
    Beginning in fall 2018, an estimated 670 new students will begin their studies on 27 AASCU 1+2+1 campuses. This is the highest number of students to receive visas since the beginning of the 1+2+1 program. 

    China Studies - July 2018 Graduation

    Between 2001 and 2018, AASCU generated over $200 million in revenue for the host campuses, and in the next two years, this cohort of students will provide $40 million in revenue to participating AASCU campuses. To date there are 157 institutions (122 Chinese and 35 AASCU) in the 1+2+1 program.  

    October 2017

    International Dual Degree Program Coordinators Gather at AASCU
    Each fall the on-campus coordinators for institutions participating in the China 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program gather for a day-and-a-half-long Worker Bee Planning Meeting to hear updates on the program, share common challenges and solutions, network with their colleagues and launch this year’s recruitment cycle. Read about this year’s meeting and how the program is growing.

    Workerbee - Oct 2017
  • CONTACT US

    • Sufei Li
      Manager,
      International Programs
      (571) 594-6668
    • Jody Dixon
      Program Coordinator,
      Global Initiatives
      (202) 478-7814