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campus Engagement Initiative

CEI Mission

The US-China Catholic Association has launched its Campus Engagement Initiative. Its aim is to broaden engagement with students from China who come to the U.S. for high school and university education. Many in the U.S. fail to appreciate both the importance of this opportunity for dialogue and friendship, or the challenge entailed in making the best of American culture, values, and faith intelligible to people coming from a very different socio-cultural background. With over 400,000 Chinese international students in the United States each year, the USCCA has chosen to respond to this historic moment. 

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The goal of our

initiative is to create a greater understanding of the cultural, sociological, and philosophical backgrounds of Chinese International  students, which in turn, will help lead  these students  to a richer campus life. 

The USCCA's Campus Engagement Initiative (CEI) provides programming of welcome and outreach to Chinese international students; it also enhances the ability of theology professors, campus ministers, and other university members who work with these students, to successfully engage them on campus.


The presence of these young people on U.S. campuses is a testament to the value that Chinese parents and Chinese young people see in an American education. It also represents an opportunity to share friendship and a more human vision for the future with these young people.


At a time when tensions in the international arena are increasing, it is important to emphasize the deeper truth of our shared values and our shared responsibility for building a common future. 


The mission of the USCCA is inspired by the Gospel, and the this program based on friendship, dialogue, and mutual respect comes from the heart of our mission. We stand ready to share the source of our inspiration with those who seek to know the Gospel. 

For inquiries, please contact Kathleen O'Brien,

Campus Engagement Coordinator at

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To learn more about the CEI workshops, surveys and resources, 

please make a selection below:


Support the CEI

Your support of the USCCA’s Campus Engagement Initiative (CEI) will enable us to expand our offering of workshops, build our network, provide bilingual and inspirational materials, and organize activities for young people to deepen their encounter with Gospel values.

The USCCA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
Your donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.

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