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2022 China Education Expo: The United States Welcomes Chinese Students
October 26, 2022

Press Release

October 26, 2022

2022 China Education Expo:  The United States Welcomes Chinese Students

Guangzhou (Oct. 25), Chengdu (Oct. 27), Shanghai (Oct. 29), and Beijing (Nov. 11-12)


At a press conference for the 2022 China Annual Conference & Expo for International Education (CACIE) in Beijing on October 24, a U.S. Embassy Beijing team emphasized that the United States remains welcoming to Chinese students.  “People to people engagements enrich our countries,” said Grayson Walker, the Embassy’s EducationUSA Director.  “The diverse perspectives of students from countries around the world, including China, enrich U.S. school and university campuses,” she added.  Walker highlighted that despite the challenges of COVID-19, since May of last year the United States has issued well over 155,000 visas to Chinese students and scholars.


EducationUSA Director Grayson Walker (R) at the 2022 China Annual Conference & Expo for International Education (CACIE) press conference in Beijing (October 24)


According to the most recent available figures, before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 370,000 Chinese students annually chose to invest in their future by studying in the United States.  In the 2020/2021 academic year, China was the largest source of international students in the United States for the 12th consecutive year, with 317,299 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, non-degree, and optional practical training (OPT) programs.  Chinese students accounted for 34.7 percent of all international students.


International Education Week (IEW) and EducationUSA China’s Upcoming Events:

  • Our embassy and consulates, and organizations around the world will celebrate International Education week (IEW) from November 13-19, 2022, which is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
  • This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
  • EducationUSA will also host a series of programs to celebrate IEW. Follow the U.S. Embassy’s WeChat and Weibo for further details.


EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories, has branches at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and each of our Consulates throughout China.  Every year, millions of international students obtain accurate, comprehensive, and timely information through our global network and learn how to apply to accredited American universities.  All our activities are free and unbiased, geared towards helping students, higher education institutions, and guidance counselors, administrative staff, and English teachers.  For more information about study in the United States and upcoming events, check out EducationUSA China’s website, email us at educationusachina@state.gov, or follow our Weibo account:

U.S. Ambassador to the PRC Nicholas Burns, in recorded remarks to attendees of the U.S. Embassy’s 2022 Education Fair on September 24, said:  “We are very proud the United States remains the top destination for Chinese students who choose to pursue education beyond China.”  You can follow Ambassador Burns’ Twitter account as well as the U.S. Embassy in Beijing’s main WeChat, Weibo, and Twitter accounts here:

To check out the online exhibition from the September 24 Education Fair, learn about 75 U.S. universities of various types, and to get the latest information and advice for studying in the United States, please see:  https://udty.tech/EducationUSA2022Fair.  You can also listen to the four presentations made at the 2022 Education Fair:

  • “Post-pandemic Admission Outlook and Implication for Chinese Students”
  • “University of California Application & Undergraduate Transfer”
  • “Insights from Front line College Counsellors for the 2023 Application”
  • “Applying for Graduate Schools in the United States”