Resources for Educators who are recruiting and enrolling students from China in the USA.
Published On: Wed, Apr 1st, 2015

Sending U.S. students to China can help promote your campus and improve recruiting efforts.

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100k-strong-277x300I recently met with Consul Chen from the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco.  As more and more Chinese can save and send their one child to the U.S.A. to study abroad (+23%), fewer Americans can afford to go to China (5%) due to China’s increasing cost of living and fewer RMB per dollar exchanged.  In most Chinese families, 6 adults can save to send one child abroad. However, in the U.S., most families have more than one child and may not have the budget to study abroad given the costs of college tuition.  Since higher education institutions across China are promoting globalization, Chinese colleges welcome more foreigners to enroll.  Chinese colleges even provide Chinese language classes and depending on the major, offer classes in English.  Consul Chen said that more and more scholarships are being offered to American students by Chinese institutions in order to encourage study abroad in China. This is excellent news for American students because they must be able to compete in an increasingly global economy.  If your campus can send more students to China, your students will serve as your ambassadors.  Your students can help Chinese students learn more about your campus in the U.S. which in term will help promote your college overseas.


Please note that given my own experience as an American student (who could speak Mandarin) who received a scholarship to study in China 20 years ago, some programs may not be as organized in terms of sending curriculum, maps, dorm information in advance.  The more foreigners a campus hosts, the more likely they will have a system to help foreign students acclimate (just as our campuses prepare to welcome international students).  Irene Tieh- CEO of USA College Connection and

If your campus would like to send students to study in China, please email

To get started, here is a list of resources both in China and U.S.A.:

Ministry of Education:

The China Scholarship Council:

China Service Center for Scholarly Exchanges (CSCSE):

List of Chinese Education Institutions Admitting Foreign Students:

100,000 Strong:

Teach for China:

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