International Partnerships in Education
|Building the bridges of peace, friendship, and understanding through educational exchange opportunities!
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|John Evans McBride
IPIE.US was founded by John McBride (US-Representative) and Yan Chen (China-Representative) after several years of
cooperative efforts in education between the US and China. Their mission has always been to create a better understanding
and respect for the cultural differences and similarities between the people of their two great countries.
John and Yan first started working together in 1996. They facilitated the first high school exchange program between a school
in Pennsylvania, USA and a school in Guangdong, China. This US-China exchange program was the first of its kind to be
approved by the Guangdong Provincial Board of Education. Over the years, John and Yan fostered the growth of that
program which resulted in reciprocal visits from school administrators, teachers, and students.
In 2002, John and Yan initiated their first summer English camp program in China. During this summer eight US teachers
spent three weeks enhancing the conversational English skills of Chinese high school students on the campus of Guangdong
University of Foreign Studies. That highly successful event became an annual event (2002- 2015).
IPIE.US, in cooperation with Hanbridge Mandarin, currently facilitates the International Language & Culture Camp in
Shenzhen, China. The camp program consists of a 15-day on-campus immersion environment where American and Chinese
students share equally in the camp experience. Students live, learn, play, and participate together in the cross-cultural
IPIE.US programs are designed not only to bring the world together in peace, friendship, and understanding but to also ensure
the most unique educational experience imaginable for all participants.