The annual US-China Youth Forum on Global Education (UCYF) convenes hundreds of students, teachers and school leaders from across China, the United States and Europe to discuss pressing issues in global education.

UCYF 2020 will be held on Saturday, 25 April 2020 at Keystone Academy in Beijing.

UCYF 2019 in Numbers

The US-China Youth Forum on Global Education was launched with a bang in 2019 and we’re excited to welcome more schools in Europe and across Asia in 2020. 

  • 1

  • 13

    Chinese Provinces
  • 9

    US States
  • 47

    Secondary Schools
  • 66

  • 180

  • 5

    Guest Speakers
  • 10

    Global Education Issues
  • 5

    Educator Workshops

Thought leaders in global education

UCYF gives attendees an opportunity to hear from leading figures reforming education in China and around the world through new school models and private enterprise. 

Malcolm McKenzie Head of School, Keystone Academy
Vits Voronkov Co-Founder, Valeon 再来人
Thomas Cheng Head of International Partnerships, TAL Education Group
Shu Cao Mo 莫书草 Regional Manager, Minerva Schools
Peter Gilmartin Program Consultant, Primary Source

Brainstorming solutions to global education issues

Students are divided into mixed groups to identify a specific problem related to one of ten global education issues, any barriers that prevent this problem from being resolved, potential solutions for overcoming these barriers to achieve more positive educational outcomes and the impact these solutions will have on society.

Education and Technology
Inequality in Education
Facing History
International Education
Ways of Learning
Learning Environments
A Green Education
Student Empowerment
The Future of Education
Education for Life
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Best practices for implementing global learning

Educators will workshop five core topic areas, with guest presentations on each to facilitate discussion in breakout groups. Each group crowdsources and discusses comparative questions regarding each topic and the most popular questions are voted up for discussion by the whole group.

School Vision & Mission (学校愿景与使命)
Curriculum & Resources (学校课程与资源)
Student Activities & Development (学生活动及发展)
Career Development for Teachers (教师职业发展)
Travel & Exchange Programs (海外研学几交换项目)
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Keystone Academy

Keystone Academy

Keystone Academy is an innovative and unique school in China and the world. It draws from Chinese, American and International learning traditions and weaves them into a powerful bilingual education model. The curriculum is bilingual in the primary years with more intensive instruction in English through middle and high schools. Keystone's academic program is international in scope with a strong and intentional central Chinese focus on national identity, language, culture, and history.


Forum attendees will have a chance to learn about Keystone’s unique ‘World School’ model and enjoy sprawling campus, which includes a state-of-the-art music room, theatre, indoor gymnasium, science labs and other facilities.


Why attend the US-China Youth Forum?