Chinese International Students

Chinese International Students

Chinese students have long admired US universities. Studying at US colleges and universities has been a desire for many Chinese students for years and years. Of course, doing so became somewhat more problematic following 9/11 but in the decade and more since 9/11 the doors have been opened for Chinese international students once again. The Atlantic recently published an article that stated that during the 2013 and 2014 school year, some 274 thousand Chinese students were enrolled in US higher education institutions. The fact is that US higher education institutions love Chinese international students because these institutions charge them out-of-state tuition and these foreign students pay whatever the asking price is. Additionally, these international students also study hard, excel at taking standardized tests and tend to be much more focused on their education than their American peers. Consequently, even the US as a nation has come to recognize the out-sized contribution made by these Chinese international students. The same article cites some data that estimates the economic contribution of these Chinese students surpasses an estimated $22 billion annually to economic activity within the US economy. The point is that now is a great time to come to the US and study if you are an international student but especially so if you are a Chinese international student because obtaining student visas is a lot easier now than it was during the aftermath of 9/11 and thereafter. And, even more exciting, other nations are also taking notice of this particular group. For instance, the world-renowned Rhodes Scholar grant program has now been opened up to Chinese students as well. In other words, it’s a great time to be a Chinese international student seeking study abroad opportunities.

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