VIPKID CEO Cindy Mi Visits US Congress to Announce Cross-Border Education Partnership


VIPKID CEO Cindy Mi visited the US Congress to announce a three-year partnership with the US-China Strong Foundation.

The partnership aims to inspire and empower every child for the future while strengthening the US-China relationship through language learning.

But Cindy did not travel to Washington alone. VIPKID reached out to 10 teachers from the DC area, who joined her at the event.

Congressman Rick Larsen, who co-chairs the bipartisan Congressional US-China Working Group, welcomed Cindy at the Capitol.

Cindy joined a panel discussion about education without borders. Marty Abott, from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, said that “43 states have language teacher shortages”.

David Plack, from the US Department of State, said “US-China is the most consequential bilateral relationship,” and noted that one third of the one million international students in the US are from China.

The visit to the Capitol was just one part of Cindy’s recent US trip, where she also attended the VIPKID community’s first regional conference, Journey. 

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  1. Such an inspiring person, Cindy Mi. She is very smart and you can tell by looking at her and listening to her speak that she has a big heart for children and a passion for learning. I am so happy I stumbled upon this company! I love this job.

  2. It was a historic day to see Cindy speak to policy makers in D.C. Many of the people in attendance were captivated by the work VIPKID is doing to facilitate cross-cultural language learning. I am so honored to work for this company and to get to hear Cindy speak at this event.
    Also, meeting the VIPKID staff was awesome. Lane Lintz is a VIPKID celebrity and she was even MORE fabulous in person than on all of those training videos.

  3. Cindy Mi is an education innovator who reaches beyond traditional schools and borders. Her vision makes learning available wherever the internet reaches. I am proud to be a VIPKID educator.

  4. I am so excited to hear about this, and proud to be a part of this US-China Strong partnership! I read an article about Cindy Mi’s plans for VIPKID and the future, and WOW! This is a great time to be with VIPKID! 🙂

  5. I am so honored to be working under the leadership of VIPKID CEO Cindy Mi! Her vision and forward thinking will ultimately bring about so much more than English language learning! Thank you team for speaking our hearts to Congress!

  6. This makes me so proud to be a part of VIPKID! It is always healthy to learn more about the big picture and gain more understanding about what it is we really are involved in.
    Thank you so very much to all those who put in long hours and much energy in developing a company of real benefit and integrity.

  7. This is very exciting! It is always great to be working for a company who is actually trying to make a difference in thee lives of children!

  8. Thank you for this opportunity VIPKID is giving me to work with them and make a difference to teach those beautiful kids from China…Many blessings,


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