The number of Chinese students studying in the United States is on the rise. Shocker. More specifically, over the course of the last year, 160,000 student visas were issued to Chinese students seeking to pursue their studies in the United States. And in the United States, 18% of foreign students hail from China. Many students in China dream of attending Ivy League colleges. And many end up getting in and matriculating.
China is trying to make the visa application process easier for Chinese students to navigate since so many students have an interest in studying in the United States. Indeed 50 new consular officer positions will be added in China within the year to help serve these students seeking to get visas to study abroad (90% of these student visas are granted).
What do you think about so many Chinese students studying in the United States? Do you think this will improve relations between China and the United States? Do you think we’re training the competition? Or in today’s global times, do you think we all just need to cooperate and be team players in the pursuit of higher education? Let us know your thoughts by posting below!
And check out this post on College Consultants in China.