WHO WE ARE…
Cecilia Chen, president of the American Chinese Exchange Association, established the American Chinese Educational Exchange (ACEE) in 2012 as an organization dedicated to helping international students, aged 12-18, come to the United States to study. She believed that children of such a young age required protection, guidance, and support from responsible local advocates residing in the U.S.
WHAT WE DO…
ACEE has its roots in the American Chinese Exchange Association. ACEA aimed to improve both cultural understanding and educational exchange between the U.S. and China. Founded by March Fong Eu, the former Secretary of State in California, and Sandra Tung, a famed Chinese-American socialist from California, the ACEA continues its work in fostering educational exchange between the U.S. and China. Today, both founders serve as the honorary chairpersons of the American Chinese Exchange Association.
HOW WE DO IT…
Beginning in 2014, ACEE became a for-profit education company and partnered with private and public high schools in California to expand their international programs. At its core, ACEE continued to help young international students aged 12-18 years old integrate into the local culture. ACEE also designed its own curriculum for English Language Development with English language learners specifically in mind.
To provide international students with exceptional educational experiences which encourage global awareness and cultural diversity
ACEE wants to see all students succeed, no matter where they choose to study. Its goal is to equip students to successfully shape the world.
ACEE also supports U.S. school partners in growing international programs by providing marketing assistance and recruitment consulting. In order to help our students fully enjoy the overseas learning experience, we provide them with language development, test-prep, cultural enrichment, and year-round program management before and after they study abroad. Through our program, we hope to broaden international perspective and encourage students to integrate culturally.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
MARCH FONG EU
March Fong Eu was an American politician in the Democratic Party best known for her service as the former Secretary of State of California. She earned an Ed.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education in 1954, was elected Secretary of State of California in 1974.
Sandra Tung is a former government official and Chinese-American socialist from Southern California who made a great effort to help the Chinese community integrate into mainstream life, specifically politics.
Debbie MacDonald received her master’s degree from Stanford University and became the CEO of the YMCA in San Diego. She served in that role for 30 years.
An entrepreneur in the international IT industry, Mr. Tan serves as the CEO of MCT Technology, the largest technology solution provider to the California Education Department in Early Education.
Cecilia Chen, an international corporate executive and passionate educator, is also an ardent supporter of international exchange opportunities. She co-founded ACEE with a group of devoted educators in 2014.
Leslie Falconer holds a B.A in Literature and International Studies and an M.S in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute. She is fluent in three languages and was the CEO of international development program.
Faye is our professional academic counselor. She began her profession career at Utah State University for several years, worked in the Child Development of a local public school as a division director.
Jibran graduated from University of California, Riverside with a MBA degree. He worked in his Business school as an academic affairs office for several years and helped students to build academic planning and project guidance.
Crystal is our residential supervisor. She worked in many international companies and institutions before。 She is very responsible and hard-working. Crystal has a strong experience in international students’ services.
Binbin Wu holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Education at the University of California, who is good at designing study-abroad programs and plans for international students. From American high schools to universities, she has a rich experience in material preparation and admission process.