Dear Applicant,

We are delighted that you’ve decided to apply to the Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES) Annual Summit 2018-19. While you fill in this application, please keep in mind that we are most interested in getting to know you as a person, as we strive for delegates to form strong professional and interpersonal relationships during the Summit. There are no wrong answers — please answer as candidly and honestly as you can. We wish you the best of luck on your application.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged 20-28.
  • Undergraduate sophomore or beyond at the time of the Summit.
  • Demonstrated strong personal or academic interest in U.S.-China relations.
  • Speak a level of English adequate to participate in interactions and discussions at the Summit.

Please answer the questions in English. To avoid impact of potential internet interruption, please draft and save your responses in a separate file on your own computer. Please do not submit more than one application below — we will only consider your first submission.

The deadline for this application is Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Pacific time, or Monday, July 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm Beijing time. Due to the high volume of applications received each year, no extensions will be granted.

NOTE: Due to a misprint on some of our publicity materials, we will accept delegate applications until Monday, July 9 at 11:59 PM Beijing time. We will not accept any applications after that time.

Please write to us at if you have any questions.

FACES Summit Application

Basic Information
Name *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Gender *
Please include your permanent email address (for example, Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo email) here.
How did you hear about FACES? *
Check all that apply.
Please note that this question is for data collection purposes only and does not affect the admission result.
Short Answer Questions and Essays
Long Essay: Address the following prompt in no more than 450 words.
As part of the FACES Summit, delegates collaborate in small groups to create an innovative project with real impact on an aspect of U.S.-China relations. Delegates form their teams during the Fall Summit, periodically update FACES with their progress during the winter, and present their work at the Spring Summit. These Collaborative Projects, which have been a part of the FACES Summit since its inception, encourage delegates to take what they have learned during the Summit and apply it to real-world political, economic, and cultural challenges.
Financial Aid (Optional)
Do you anticipate needing financial aid?
Please send your resume/CV to and name your file in the following format "John Smith_FACES Application_Resume". An English version is required, but we recommend applicants from China to include a Chinese version in addition, if you feel that some of your experiences/awards cannot be precisely translated. Please note that your application is incomplete without sending the resume. *
Note: Applicants from China, including Peking University, are recommended to use their personal email addresses, rather than their university email addresses, to send resumes.
Confirmation of Eligibility and Acceptance of Delegate Expectations Agreement
In order to ensure a successful Summit and a welcoming delegate community, FACES requires all delegates to follow standards of conduct and adhere to rules and norms. Additionally, please ensure that you meet FACES's delegate eligibility requirements, which can be found above. *

We hope you've enjoyed reading and thinking about the application questions! If you would like to take longer to apply, you can leave your information here and we will send a reminder as the deadline approaches.