Nafsa china presentation

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Presented at NAFSA Region XII in Reno, 2010. This, and delicious.com/nafsachina site I created, assisted me in my presentation of my findings.

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Nafsa china presentation

  1. 1. Chinese Study Abroad to the US Decision Tree By Michael Q Larson Center Director ELS Language Centers/Santa Barbara Delicious.com/NAFSAChina
  2. 2. Overview • Introducing Chinese Students • The Decision Tree • Academic Considerations • Economic Considerations • Discussion
  3. 3. Introducing Chinese Students
  4. 4. Chinese Education System •Confucius (孔子) •Civil Service Exams •6 years primary, 3 years middle, 3 years high school
  5. 5. Family Involvement
  6. 6. Numbers •2008 – 2009: nearly 100,000 Chinese Students in USA •21% Year-on-Year Growth
  7. 7. Programs Undergrad Grad OPT Other
  8. 8. Chinese Ideal Tertiary Education
  9. 9. Chinese Universities
  10. 10. Decision Tree
  11. 11. Typical Outcome EconomicsAcademics Decision Makers Student and Family Strong Wealthy Top Private US U Top Public US U Top Public Chinese U Not Wealthy Weak Wealthy Non-top Private or Public US U Private Chinese U Not Wealthy None/Tech school
  12. 12. Academic Considerations
  13. 13. GPA
  14. 14. Gao Kao (高考)
  15. 15. English Proficiency
  16. 16. SAT / ACT / GRE / GMAT
  17. 17. Test Preparation Schools, Books
  18. 18. Economic Considerations
  19. 19. Savings
  20. 20. Scholarships
  21. 21. Additional Costs •Room and Board •Language Training •Transportation •Insurance
  22. 22. Typical Outcome EconomicsAcademics Decision Makers Student and Family Strong Wealthy Top Private US U Top Public US U Top Public Chinese U Not Wealthy Weak Wealthy Non-top Private or Public US U Private Chinese U Not Wealthy None/Tech school

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