BXAI builds bridges across cultures to pave the way towards a prosperous, sustainable, and conflict-free modern Asia. We invite you to join us in our efforts to bring up a new generation of future leaders who embrace diversity and promote peace in Asia and beyond.

The BXAI Summer Program is an important component of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP).  Designed to extend learning beyond the classroom, the Summer Program brings our current Bai Xian Scholars together in one location and provides them with a unique opportunity to explore important topics, build community, and foster 21st-century skills in an immersive and engaging setting.  Through exchanges with influential global leaders, panel presentations, debates, and skill-building workshops, scholars are able to broaden their perspectives and develop a greater understanding of important issues that relate to Asia and its role in the changing global landscape.

Since its inception, over 490 scholars have benefited from the Summer Program.  As a result, lifelong friendships have been forged and many cross-cultural partnerships have been formed.

To find out more about how to sponsor the BXAI Summer Program, please contact us.

“The vision of Bai Xian Asia Institute is to become Asia’s preeminent educational platform that paves the way toward a prosperous and peaceful modern Asia.  By building bridges across cultures, we seek to develop a new generation of leaders through educational programs that create opportunities for intercultural exchange and learning.”

Professor UCHIDA Katsuichi 

President of BXAI

“Our mission is to build bridges across cultures.  We are not the entire bridge, but a part of the bridge.  What’s most important is extending beyond ourselves to connect and collaborate with those who may be different from us.”

Ms. Ronna CHAO


“The AFLSP and the Summer Program helped me realize who I should be and my role in society, which is a bridge of China, Korea, and Japan. I hope to continue working alongside my fellow scholars to find a way to really bring these three countries together.”

KIM Daum

Bai Xian Alumna from Korea, 2017 Cohort
Master’s degree in media and governance, Keio University

“The opportunity to participate in a wide variety of experts-led discussions at the Summer Program has built me up holistically and helped me to diversify my career perspectives and goals. Instead of only focusing on academia, I am now open to exploring entrepreneurship as well.”

Jessie James Limlingan MALIT

Bai Xian Scholar from the Philippines, 2018 cohort
Candidate for master’s degree in marine environmental science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

“I broadened my perspectives at the BXAI Summer Program thanks to its safe and open environment that allowed for political and even controversial discussions between people from diverse backgrounds. We were encouraged to make an effort to understand each other as we discussed actions we could take to live harmoniously.”


Bai Xian Exchange Scholar from Japan, 2018 Cohort
Undergraduate degree in law, Kyushu University (studying abroad at the University of Hong Kong)

“At the BXAI Summer Program, we were all expected to participate and contribute, regardless of our backgrounds or fields of study, which made me realize that we all have something to give.  I also learned that leadership is not just a position, but also requires action.”

YIP Ching Wan

Bai Xian Scholar from Hong Kong, 2018 cohort
Candidate for doctoral degree in clinical medicine, Fudan University

“The AFLSP and the Summer Program opened me up to different perspectives on various East Asian issues for the first time.  We may not be able to solve all our problems at once, but it is incredibly valuable to communicate with those different from ourselves and to hear a diverse range of voices.”

XIA Liqin

Bai Xian Scholar from China, 2018 cohort
Master’s degree in international studies, Seoul National University

Our past sponsors include:

  • All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
  • Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.
  • Lee Heng Charity Foundation (Mr. Max Ma)
  • Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited