University of Notre Dame sophomore Eva Binda has been awarded a Crimson Summer Exchange (CSE) fellowship by Yale University’s International Education and Fellowship program.
Some 20 CSE fellowships are awarded annually to students from Yale, Harvard or Cambridge universities, with applicants from other leading institutions considered on an individual basis. This year, Binda is the only fellow from another university to receive a CSE fellowship.
A cross-cultural educational program that brings Western university students and top pre-college Chinese students together in a learning environment, the CSE is designed to cultivate intellectual curiosity and cultural awareness.
It is one of the most prestigious summer programs for Chinese high school students and has served more than 1,000 Chinese students over the past four years.
The theme of the 2008 CSE is “Inspiring the Next Generation: Building a Sustainable Global Community,” and will consist of daily classes. The year’s five-week program will take place in Hong Kong from July 14 to 28 and in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, from August 1 to 15.
A double-major in political science and accountancy, Binda will teach and mentor select high school students ranging in age from 16 to 19.