The Illinois Wanxiang Fellows Program, sponsored by the Wanxiang Group, is a competitive fellowship program open to University of Illinois undergraduate students at the Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield campuses. The program offers a unique opportunity for students to study environmental issues and renewable energy in China while gaining exposure to Chinese language and culture. The majority of the travel and program costs will be covered by the Wanxiang Fellows Program.
The Wanxiang Fellows Program at UIUC is administered by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies in partnership with LAS Global Studies Program. UIUC Faculty advisors will select the fellows and serve as academic mentors throughout the program. UIUC, UIS, and UIC faculty and staff chaperones will accompany fellows during the summer study in China.
UIUC Fellows will register and participate in introductory seminars with faculty advisors in Spring 2024, complete their four-week study in China in Summer 2024, and present individual or group research reports upon return. Program dates and requirements are tentative and subject to change.