IPIE.US was founded by John Evans McBride (US-Representative) and Chen Yan (China-Representative) after several years of facilitating 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 program of its kind to be approved by the Guangdong Provincial Board of Education. Over the years John and Yan have fostered the growth of this program, which has resulted in reciprocal visits and friendships that will last a lifetime.
In 2002, John and Yan initiated their first educational teaching program in China.
During this summer program, eight US teachers spent three weeks enhancing the English conversational skills of Chinese high school students at Guangdong
University of Foreign Studies. This highly successful program is now an annual
IPIE.US programs are designed not only to bring the World together in peace,
friendship, and understanding, but also to insure the most unique educational
experience imaginable for all participants.
Summer Teaching Program in China:
IPIE.US provides US and Canadian educators an escorted opportunity to teach in China through our Summer Teaching Program. At the conclusion of the teaching program the delegation embarks on a private 3-day cultural tour of Beijing. Our programs are unique and small, usually under 10 delegates per program.
Educational Exchange Opportunities:
IPIE.US consults with schools and other organizations to develop custom tailored individualized educational exchange opportunities. Our program opportunities encompass the simple request for pen-pal contacts to the complex facilitation of sister-school and organizational partnerships.
If you are looking to form a partnership opportunity between the US and China but don't know where to start, we can help. We have both the credibility and the
experience to move your idea from concept through initiation and on to success!
Chinese Language Courses:
IPIE.US provides real-time synchronous online language courses to schools,
businesses and individuals. Through the use of collaborative teaching tools in a
virtual online classroom students can participate in classes from anywhere in the
world. Participant requirements include a computer (PC or Mac) with internet
access, webcam, microphone and speaker.