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About HSYLC

The Organizer

The Harvard College AUSCR Summit for Young Leaders in China (HSYLC) is organized by the Harvard College Association for US-China Relations (HAUSCR), an officially registered organization in Harvard College and a federal 501(c) organization. Its advisory board includes Prof. William C. Kirby (Chairman of Harvard China Fund and Former Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard), Prof. Anthony Saich (Ash Center Director of Harvard Kennedy School), Mr. William R. Fitzsimmons (Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid of Harvard), Ms. Nancy Sommers (Former Director of Writing Center of Harvard), and Mr. John Thornton (Former President of Goldman Sachs), etc.

Partners

The HSYLC Summit is the first program of its kind to bring top liberal arts education resources from Harvard to outstanding students in China, and has been featured by New York Times for its great impact on Chinese students and Harvard students alike since its inception in 2006. HSYLC is an official partner of Goldman Sachs Foundation, Beijing Olympics Committee, Shanghai Expo Bureau, and Hangzhou G20 Summit, and has been hosted by top high schools such as the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, Shanghai High School International Division, Hangzhou No.2 High School, etc.

Shanghai High School

High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China

Hangzhou No.2 High School

Participants and Impact

In the past 15 years, the HSYLC organizing team has brought 1,000+ outstanding young Harvard scholars, chosen through a rigorous selection process, to its three conference sites ( Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou), where each Harvard scholar teaches one liberal arts seminar, as well as helps brings the residential house culture from Harvard to life for the HSYLC students. Since HSYLC’s inception in 2006, this immersive liberal arts experience has changed the lives of many young students. Among the 20,000+ HSYLC alumni, many have been able to gain admission to the top research institutes and enterprises across the world. In fact, many HSYLCers have been the first Ivy-League admit from their city or province.

Selection and Recommendation

Each year, thousands of students from across China apply to HSYLC. Our admissions process, led by a joint committee at Harvard and in China, resembles that of the college admissions process, in which the rigorous and holistic review of a candidacy is not solely based on grades. Rather, academic curiosity, leadership experience and skills, and community services are all equally valued. Given that grades are a component, but not the only component, to earn admission into HSYLC, we invite the principals of top 100 high schools in China to submit recommendation forms for the most recognized students in their schools to apply. It must be noted: students with principals’ recommendation have a higher chance of admission compared to average.

In light of the circumstances of 2020, this year HSYLC has decided to shift its format from in-person to online, with the hope of providing a virtual global summer school without borders. This conference will be held from August 13 to 22, in order to provide China’s most qualified and competitive students with a learning experience that goes well beyond anything imaginable for a young high schooler and transcends the limits of space and time (zones).

HSYLC-X Highlights

Take up to 10 Short Summer Courses from an Offering of 200 Taught by Harvard Scholars and Beyond

HSYLC-X treats its students as college freshmen. From a course offering of close to 200 summer courses across six core curriculum areas, students will choose their favorite topics and design their own schedule. Besides 100 scholars from Harvard, the teaching crew will also include close to 100 outstanding scholars from Yale, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, Oxford, Peking University, Tsinghua University, etc., who will be meeting students live online from nine time zones across the globe. Please be advised that all courses follow a college-style credit system and grades will be shown on the student’s official transcript.

ConcentrationSeminar

Modeled after Harvard’s Freshman Seminars

Core Lecture

Close to 200 Real-time Courses College-style Core Curriculum

Cornerstone Workshop

Essential College Skills: Writing, Public Speaking, etc.

Besides 100 scholars from Harvard, the teaching crew will also include close to 100 outstanding scholars from Yale, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, Oxford, Peking University, Tsinghua University, etc., who will be meeting students real-time online from 9 time zones across the globe.

Selected Highlights among 200 Courses

Histories, Economies & Current Affairs

  • The Economics behind Global Inequality
  • Intersection of Environmental Protection and Economic Activity
  • The Future of Transportation: Life in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles, Commercial Space travel, and Supersonic Planes
  • European Union: History, Role, Organization, and Challenges
  • Is Climate Change Real? Fact or Fiction?

Entrepreneurship & Leadership

  • Entrepreneurship 101: The Founder's Journey
  • Write to Speak: Using Spoken Word for Self-Expression and Storytelling
  • Thinking, Designing and Presenting Like a Leader
  • Introduction to Finance: Strategy, Valuation, and Trading
  • Investing in Startups and in Yourself

Aesthetics & Culture

  • An Introduction to Music Production & Music Theory
  • Existentialism in Film and Literature
  • Contemporary Art: Principles of Composition & Revolutionary Movements
  • Family Life and Culture in Latin America
  • Operatune-ities: Discovering European Opera, from Mozart to Puccini

Human Behavior & Ethics

  • Camus, Sartre, Existentialism, and the Absurd
  • Cognitive Social Psychology
  • The Immortal Tomorrow
  • Mind, Brain and Economic Behaviour
  • What Infants Know, How Children Learn

Data, Engineering & Technology

  • The Economics behind Global Inequality
  • Intersection of Environmental Protection and Economic Activity
  • The Future of Transportation: Life in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles, Commercial Space travel, and Supersonic Planes
  • European Union: History, Role, Organization, and Challenges
  • Is Climate Change Real? Fact or Fiction?

Natural Sciences in the Modern World

  • Uncovering New Cures and Therapies for Disease
  • Beyond Plastics: A Molecular Approach towards Polymeric Materials
  • Human History of Fighting Pandemics
  • The Shape of the Universe: Donuts and the Poincaré Homology Sphere
  • A Brief Introduction to the Brain

Join Harvard Scholars' Academic Research Project

At HSYLC-X, we encourage students from international high schools in China to apply for limited spots to join Harvard scholars on academic research projects in a small group setting.

By working with a small team of other outstanding students from top international curriculum high schools, selected students will research a college-level academic topic and complete a short English research paper, which could be submitted as the writing sample/graded essay in their college application. This “Thesis Track” is highly selective and requires the applicant to submit previous English essays.

Become a High School Apprentice of Mentors from Frontier Industries

At HSYLC-X, students will also be able to follow professionals from 7 frontier industries as high school apprentices, and work in teams to conduct industry research as a Capstone Project to present on the final showcase day.

Arts & New Consumer

# The making of “it” items
# The Chinese element trend in international luxury brandsbr
#When high arts meet pop culture of new generation

Global Communication & Social Media

# Why and when did TikTok go viral
# Making a successful movie: celebrity v.s. director
# How certain memes stand out among thousands

Sports Culture & Health

# Behind-the-scene production of chic sports shoes
# Healthcare technology: from the lab to the market
# Who determines the next season of sportswear

Music, Film and Pop Culture

# The creation of hit songs of the year
# Patterns in playwriting of popular movies and TV shows
# Behind the music festival frenzies

AI & Frontier Technology

# How are internet tycoons established
# What do top tech firms sell: technology, culture or brand
# Application of AI in the world we live in

Fintech, Investment & Business

# Daily life at Lujiazui & Wall Street
# How do venture capital firms identify future unicorns
# The relationship between blockchain and fintech

Sustainability & Nonprofit

# How do discarded shampoo bottles become street fashions
# How nonprofits save endangered craftsmanship
# How NGOs innovate with extremely lean teams

Take away Academic Credentials and More

Students who complete all academic challenges during HSYLC-X will receive an official program certificate. Students who achieve academic performance of the highest order will receive an “honor” or “high honor” label and certificate. Honor and High Honor students will receive an official recommendation letter from the HSYLC Committee to recognize their outstanding academic performance, which the students could request to be submitted in their college application.

All students will receive an official HSYLC transcript, which adopts standard college transcript format, and shows the credit and letter grade of each course as well as a cumulative GPA. The transcript is available for students to request for mailing to the admission office of universities they apply to.

Students selected for the Thesis Track will also complete a college-level, short, academic paper that would qualify as a writing sample in a college application.

The top 10% of HSYLC students will be selected for the prestigious and only high school visiting program atHarvard College during the fall semester.

Apply to HSYLC-X

Registration: www.hsylc.org

Application: The application process is a miniature of the college application, and asks students to fill in their extracurricular activities as well as bilingual short essays to demonstrate their personality and pursuits.

Deadline: July 19, 2020.

Admission : Selective admission offered on a rolling basis.

Financial Aid: 100% Need-blind financial aid policy. Following Harvard’s own financial aid, we make sure all admitted students could attend HSYLC worry-free.