15th GAC License Holder’s Summit Marks the GAC’s 15th Anniversary

April 22nd and 23rd, Shanghai: The 15th GAC Summit was successfully held over two days at Holiday Inn Pudong Kangqiao in Shanghai, the city where the GAC China Headquarters are located. The event marked the GAC’s 15th anniversary and attracted more than 100 participants, mainly GAC license holders and center staff from all over China.


Distinguished guests included Joshua Lustig, Education Officer from the US Embassy in Beijing; Caleb Groves, Program Specialist for the University of Oklahoma; and Christina Liu, representative of the University of Cincinnati.


The Summit’s panel discussion, led by representatives from the PGA group of schools and two other GAC centers, addressed the topics of how to properly guide and educate students and parents through the GAC program, and the importance of having a qualified management and teaching team for the success of the program.


“The GAC summit is like a window to the GAC family. We breathe in new ideas and receive a better picture of how the GAC works. I can learn from other centers’ failures and successful experiences,” said Andy Chen, license holder of Tangshan Foreign Language School GAC center.


“[I’m hoping we can] put all of our graduates’ successful stories into online forums so that the whole of China will see how big the GAC family is and how it benefits Chinese students,” he said.


During the summit, Andrew Todd, General Manager of ACT Education Solutions (AES), reflected upon the past year and introduced recent developments at AES, and Global Academic Director Ros Washington outlined the academic structure of the new Masters Preparation Program.