This year, we had so many great applicants for our summer internship that we are working with 3 great young people from across China and the US.

李家隆 Jialong Li graduated from CUNY, Queens College, with Master degrees in Urban Studies in 2015, and holds a BA in Publishing & Arts from Sichuan University in Chengdu. He is originally from Beijing and has lived in New York since 2013.

Sophia Wu recently graduated with a B.A. in Economics from St. Mary's College of Maryland. Splitting her time between Washington, D.C. and Beijing, she is interested in utilizing her passions for the visual arts and writing to bridge gaps between cultures. In addition to her internship at China Residencies, she freelance writes editorials at She also an artist and photographer, recently completing a project on the people, life and culture in Beijing.

邹晓童 Xiaotong Zou is a rising senior at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. Originally from Nanjing, Xiaotong went to high school in Maine for two years, where she fell in love with the steelpan. She regularly goes to Trinidad & Tobago, steelpan's home country, to take part in national competition. She is currently learning to sail and hopes to sail around the world someday.