Small U.S. Colleges Try to Attract Chinese Students

One factor that made it easier for Samford University to catch the attention of some of the thousands of Chinese students at a recent education expo was that many mistook it for a university with a similar name: Stanford.  “It’s a good conversation starter,” said Hunter Denson, an international admissions counselor for Samford, a Baptist [...]

China Tops List of International Students Attending U.S. Colleges

  (Photo: Kedao Wang, 21, of Shanghai, is one of about 6,400 international students at the University of Michigan.) More international students attended United States colleges and universities in the 2011-12 school year than ever before, making it the sixth consecutive year in which international student enrollment has increased, according to the annual “Open Doors” [...]

China’s Most Popular Social Media Weibo Helps Overseas Universities Engage with Their Chinese Audience

Sina Weibo, the most popular and influential twitter-like social media in China, is gaining momentum in both China and overseas. Since Twitter and Facebook together with YouTube are all banned in China, colleges and universities outside of China have to turn to China’s homegrown social media to attract prospective students and engage with their Chinese [...]

Wealthy Chinese send kids to boarding school overseas in a young age

Contacts, prestige and a solid education can be a class act, Luo Wangshu reports in Shanghai.   An overseas-education counselor (second from left) talks to students and parents at an international education exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on June 24. Representatives of well-known schools, colleges and universities from more than 30 countries attended the exhibition. [...]

How to Attract International Students in China

How to attract international students in China has been a hot topic in educational institutions around the world in the past decade. Since China started its economic reform in 1978, the world has seen China’s economy booming and the significant wealth accumulation in Chinese society. As overseas education becomes more affordable for many Chinese families [...]