The China Exchange Initiative (CEI) is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization sponsored by the Freeman Foundation to foster sister school and international visitations between the United States of America and The People’s Republic of China.  Staff members from the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) Office of Professional Development & Curriculum (OPDC) are the Pennsylvania liaisons promoting the Administrator Shadowing Project.

The CEI Administrator Shadowing Project is a program for superintendents, assistant superintendents, curriculum directors and principals to establish ongoing sister school relationships.  Each participating school in Pennsylvania is paired with a school in China.  In fall administrators from across Pennsylvania host Chinese administrators in their homes and schools for one week.  The exchange is completed when PA administrators travel in spring to tour schools and meet with their partner administrators in China.  However, the relationships do not end there.  Promotion and integration of Chinese culture and global competency as well as student and teacher exchanges to facilitate lifelong bonds are real outcomes that have the potential to keep the program alive well past the initial exchanges.  Applications for the CEI Administrator Shadowing Project are accepted from January to March each year.

For more information about CEI: please contact Connie Skipper or Beth Kozlosk