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US colleges seek better integration for Chinese students

The multitudes of Chinese students attending American universities are approaching college as less of a life experience and more as a transaction, educators worry, leading to measures to help them integrate " including broadcasting football games in Mandarin and giving them orientation before they even leave Asia. While students of similar backgrounds naturally flock together anywhere, the integration question is being discussed with urgency in relation to Chinese students because of their sheer numbers. On American campuses, where they number in the hundreds or

Canada is top college choice of Chinese at foreign high schools

A student concults with a representative in China Education Expo 2014 held in Shanghai Nov 2. [Photo/IC]      Canada is the most popular destination for Chinese students pursuing a high school education overseas, but the United States is catching up, a survey has found. Between 2007 and 2014, 31.85 percent of Chinese students attending high school abroad went to Canada, according to the Annual Report on the Development of Chinese Students Studying Abroad. The figure for the US is 30.58 percent. The 2014 report was released on Thursday by the Center for

274,439 Chinese students study in US in 2013-2014 academic year

    The number of international students studying in the U.S. is at a record high with nearly one- third coming from China, ranking first in 2013-2014 academic year, according to a report released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on Monday. The IIE report showed that a record number of 886,052 international students came to the U.S. in the 2013-2014 academic year to pursue studies in various academic courses, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year. Topping the list is China, which has 274,439 students studying in the U.S., an increase of

Better grad programs keep Chinese students at home

More students than ever, led by those from India, are enrolling in US graduate schools, but the number of Chinese students has declined slightly, a decline due in part to improved programs in China, according to a report released on Wednesday. The report from the Council of Graduate Schools shows that first-time enrollments of students from China dropped 1 percent in 2014, the first decline measured since the survey was initiated in 2004. According to the report, the number of international students at US graduate programs rose between 7 and 10 percent from 2008-13. That

Strong China links bolster education ties

Chinese student numbers are booming across northeastern England, sparking more cooperation between universities from both countries.    Estimates suggest that a tenth of the populations of some institutes are Chinese, and the numbers are growing.    There is also a healthy number of Chinese scholars working in the area, many of whom are involved in joint ventures with counterpart universities in China.    "We have always seen China as a partner in education," says Jennifer Thompson, head of business development at Durham

More Chinese students chooose to return home after overseas study

Chinese students are increasingly choosing to return home after studying overseas.     Chinese students are increasingly choosing to return home after studying overseas, with some graduates saying better job prospects are driving their decision.    Figures from the Ministry of Education showed 353,500 people who went overseas to study came back to China last year, nearly 30 times the number of returnees seen at the beginning of the century. A survey by the ministry found that more than 60 per cent held master's degrees, while 30 per cent had only a

More Chinese students learn art and design abroad: report

    Tan Xinyang said he made up his mind to study abroad while visiting a workshop at a design college in Australia a year ago. "I spent my undergraduate years as an industrial design student at Tsinghua University in Beijing, arguably the best in the country not only for its science education but also for its star-studded design faculty," he said.    "In my junior year, I got the chance to go to the University of New South Wales as an exchange student. There, more than anything else, I was impressed by the level of beauty and sophistication

Record 300K overseas grads expected to return to China in 2014

   A record 300,000 university graduates are expected to return to the mainland this year, facing one of the gloomiest job markets in recent memory as domestic firms favour work experience over expensive foreign degrees.    The number of "sea turtles" - so called because the Putonghua terms for the aquatic reptile and "overseas graduate" are homonyms - is expected to surpass the 272,900 who came home in 2012, according to China Central Television. But foreign-educated job seekers won't just compete with other overseas

More Chinese students study in US, but fewer stay for a job

Many Chinese students skip local university entrance exams and apply to American colleges. Photo: MCT    At the peak of the Cultural Revolution, it would have been impossible to envision a mass exodus of Chinese-educated youth to universities in the United States, where capitalism reigned supreme. Fast forward to today, and many Chinese students skip local university entrance exams and apply to American colleges, which leave no stone unturned in recruiting them. The factors behind the change have as much to do with shifts in financial power as with the emphasis on

Chinese educational authorities promote thrift among students

Chinese educational authorities on Thursday began promoting thrift among primary and middle school students to cultivate morality and echo the top leadership's austerity drive. A national conference was held Thursday to promote education about saving food, water and electricity among students. At the conference, students at Beijing Baizhifang Primary School shared their experiences with saving money and resources and called on their peers to actively participate in the thrift campaign. A garbage-sorting robot created by students was also on display. Teacher Wang

Fewer Chinese students apply to US graduate schools: report

   Fewer Chinese students applied to US graduate schools for the 2012-13 academic year, but more were accepted than the previous year, according to a report. The number of applications from Chinese students declined by 3 percent, while admission offers to prospective Chinese students grew by 5 percent, with 40 percent of all admission offers going to Chinese students, according to the Council of Graduate Schools. The council is an organization of more than 500 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada. "The US receives many more

Chinese students contribute US$5b to US economy in 2011

A lesser known part of the U.S.-China (and U.S.-Asia) relationship is the huge amount of income many American states now generate through the sale of education to students from Asia. Close to US$5 billion was generated last year through the enrollment of students from China alone at American colleges and universities, reports World Education Services, a not-for-profit based in New York. When you take all international students from Asia into account, that number jumps to roughly US$13 billion, according to Asia Matters for America, an information and analysis hub run by the East-West

More Chinese students turn from Gaokao to SAT

Chinese student Zou Minzhe answers a question in a statistics class at Orono High School in Orono, Maine, United States, on March 8, 2011. Zou has credited his year at the school with helping him get accepted to five US colleges.   Although he is in only his first year of high school, 15-year-old Zhang Han has already made the decision to go to the United States immediately after graduation. He has drawn up a clear three-year plan that starts with going to Hong Kong in June to take the Scholastic Assessment Test, a standardized US college admissions exam. In July, he will take the

$125,000 reward offered to catch murder of 2 Chinese students from USC in LA

A poster offering a $125,000 reward is seen at a press conference at the crime scene of a shooting incident in Los Angeles, the United States, April 13, 2012. Two Chinese students of the University of Southern California (USC) were shot dead early Wednesday morning in West Adams area near Los Angeles. A $125,000 reward was announced on Friday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. [Photo/Xinhua]   The Los Angeles Police and University of Southern California (USC) announced a $125,000 reward on Friday for information leading to the arrest

Chinese students Ying Wu, Ming Qu shot in carjacking try near USC campus

      Los Angeles Police Department investigators gather near a command post at the scene of a shooting of two USC students in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Police said a gunman opened fire on a BMW near the University of Southern California campus on Wednesday, killing two international students from China in what may have been a bungled carjacking attempt. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)    Gunfire shattered the window of the BMW near the University of Southern California campus just after midnight, striking two Chinese