In this critical time of U.S.-China relations, our goal of educating Americans and Chinese to bridge the familiarity gap between our history, accomplishments, customs and education is as important as ever to the stability of our countries and to the future of our children. 1990 Institute has four programs to accomplish our mission:
1990 Video Contest
PENPAL PENGYOU connects young students in paired classrooms in the U.S. and China through technology. 1990 Institute locates and matches teachers of similarly aged students in the US and China, then provides technology to the teachers of the matched classrooms so that they can develop projects together. 1990 Institute will be posting the fruits of this program in a few months. This form of politically neutral, culturally rich communication between teachers and students in China and the US is at the heart of 1990’s mission of increasing understanding between our two countries.