aEGEAN hE

Regional Director

I have been engaging in international cultural and education exchange program for more than 14 years. I have seen so many Chinese and foreign youth broaden their minds and gained global experience by immersing themselves into a complete new culture as well as making friends worldwide. The AYC program not only provides such opportunities but also offers mutual benefit to both EAs and local students through teaching, learning and living.

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

"Be brave and flexible. Try all the new things that you have never had before. Chinese people and Chinese cultures are not exactly what you have seen through TV. I’d like to encourage all of you to embrace the differences, the surprise and the shock.”

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DAVID MARTINEZ

Career Development Consultant

I first came to China as a study abroad student in Beijing. After receiving my B.A. degree for majoring in both Chinese and Theatre, I returned to China to pursue a post graduate opportunity at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center. From there, I decided to stay in China to explore opportunities in the international education world, where I eventually found a position at Ambright Education Group as a foreign recruitment officer. I love checking out a live performance when I can and being loud.

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

“While you may think exploring your passions is cliche, I highly encourage you pursue what makes you happy. The world can be an overwhelming place, but when you realize just how many opportunities are out there, it's rather astonishing how easily they come to you if you're driven. Replace fear with curiosity, strive to communicate rather than misunderstand and learn to appreciate a good laugh, especially when it's with someone from half-way around the world.”


 

Sheila Ren

Program Manager

I studied my masters in ICN Business School and have been working in international education in China for six years. I have also worked with American universities to build education exchange programs. I am a very outdoorsy person, I like hiking, traveling and dancing.

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

"Always keep an open mind. Focus on your experience as it unfolds, not on how you think it should or shouldn't be. Through the ups and downs of this extraordinary life experience, you will come out a better and more capable individual than you ever thought was possible."


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fanyi zeng

program coordinator

My name is Fanyi Zeng. You can call me Fancy. I graduated from University of Houston in 2015 and worked as an auditor at a Houston-based CPA firm for nearly three years. Living in a foreign country might be difficult for just a while; it is something one should try at least once in life.

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

"Constantly and consistently stay positive and talk with people around you. You will amaze yourself and find that you can handle more than you expect. We are always here if you need someone to talk to!"


 

jASMIN hU

Program coordinator

I am Jasmin Hu, and I have been working in Ambassador Year in China for almost 4 years. As an RPL, I serve EAs and host schools in Wenzhou, Jinhua and Taizhou in the Zhejiang Province. Looking forward to an amazing time together with you in China!

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

"Follow your host school's regulations and rules. Learn more about local culture; the more you learn, the sooner you will adjust to life in China.”

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AMY ZHANG

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

My full name is Amy Yifei Zhang and my Chinese name is 章亦飞. I am an American born Chinese from Providence, Rhode Island and I graduated from Brandeis University with a triple major in Health Sciences, Global Studies, and East Asian Studies. I am in charge of the media coordination within the Shanghai AYC department so I can often be found editing our website, social media pages, newsletters, and video/photo projects. During my free time, I love to watch movies, bingewatch TV shows, play ping pong and swim!

Advice for incoming Educational Ambassadors?

“Don’t be afraid to practice Chinese with the locals! It’ll be difficult at first and you might not comprehend what the room is talking about at times but it’s all a part of the learning process.”