Frank Whitaker, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, on National College Decision Day

May 1 is an exciting and important milestone; the date marks “national college decision day” in the United States.  Students decide by this date which college or university is the right fit for them.  I congratulate those students who have received acceptances already and those who will receive acceptances in the coming months.  You should ...
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EducationUSA Engages with Shanghai International Studies University Students on U.S. Higher Education

EducationUSA Shanghai Adviser Xie Pianpian was invited by Hult Business School’s Shanghai Rotating Center to give a talk to a group of 20 students from Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). Xie introduced EducationUSA, resources to assist students in developing their applications to U.S. graduate schools, and differences between U.S. and China higher education systems, as ...
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EducationUSA Hosts Guidance Counselor Workshop

Anhui province’s first-ever High School Guidance Counselor Workshop empowered guidance counselors from across East and Central China to encourage their students to study in America.  The workshop, held at Hefei’s prestigious #2 High School, brought together 50 counselors representing thousands of students from Anhui, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Henan provinces. These counselors participated in sessions ...
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EducationUSA and English Language Fellow Team Up to Improve Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

As the final event in a series of programs to recognize and celebrate International Education Week, EducationUSA held a workshop about critical thinking and speaking skills at Chengdu Foreign Languages School that attracted 200 local high school students. EducationUSA Adviser Zhao Minting opened the event by sharing relevant information from the most recent Open Doors ...
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EducationUSA Chengdu Releases Open Doors Report on International Education

EducationUSA Chengdu announced the recently-released Open Doors statistics on student mobility between China and the United States at a press conference on November 15, 2016 at the U.S. Consulate General Chengdu. Consul General Raymond Greene delivered opening remarks, Public Affairs Officer Keith Lommel and EducationUSA Adviser Zhao Minting announced the 2016 statistics, and Consular Chief ...
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China remains top sending nation and top Asian destination for American students

Beijing, November 15, 2016—The number of Chinese students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education in academic year 2015/16 increased from 304,040 to 328,547 according to the 2016 Open Doors Report[1].  This strong growth is an 8.1 percent increase over the previous year.  China remains first among all countries sending students to the United States ...
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EducationUSA in Shanghai Presents Chinese U.S. University Alumni

September 26, Shanghai – EducationUSA teamed up with Information Resource Center (IRC) for a joint event to show prospective students how to use the free educational resources at the Public Affairs Section (PAS) to find U.S. study opportunities.  EducationUSA Advisor Xie Pianpian introduced the many books, online resources and reference materials the IRC offers. PAS ...
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EducationUSA Hosts Interactive Discussion on American College Culture with Local Students

July 28-29, Chengdu – EducationUSA welcomed Consulate summer interns Chandler Williams and Justin Oh to host an English-language dialogue about American culture which was attended by both local secondary school and college students, most visiting the Consulate for the first time. Williams and Oh successfully facilitated a panel discussion that highlighted the everyday contrasts between ...
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One-on-One Counseling Offered to Students on EducationUSA Open Day

Jun. 16 & 21, Chengdu – EducationUSA Adviser Zhao Minting offered one-on-one counseling to 14 students who are interested in studying in the United States on EducationUSA Open Day. During the 30-minute session, each student introduced his or her basic information to the adviser and asked many specific questions, such as how to pick the ...
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Shanghai Public Affairs Section Chief Promotes U.S. Study

May 11, Shanghai – Public Affairs Section Chief Brian Gibel promoted U.S. study and the merits of EducationUSA at a joint Shanghai Education Commission and Shanghai Jiaotong University Forum on Higher Education. The Education Commission, university leadership, and other senior officials from foreign consulates discussed the importance of the internationalization of China’s higher education at ...
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EducationUSA Art School Talk Launches News Series with Shanghai Education Channel

Apr. 8, Shanghai – Public Affairs Section and the Shanghai Education Channel launched a new partnership to highlight EducationUSA’s work in Shanghai during an event to talk about Fine Arts graduate programs in the U.S. In addition to filming the presentation, a film crew also interviewed George Washington University’s Melissa Busskohl on the importance of ...
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EducationUSA Shanghai Provides Advising Services at Education Fair

Mar. 20, Shanghai – EducationUSA Advisor Xie Pianpian teamed up with Linden Educational Services, which organizes recruitment tours for U.S. institutions, in Shanghai to give free advising services to Chinese students on U.S. study abroad opportunities. Beyond her advising sessions, which focused on how to best identify a school that fits each individual students’ needs, ...
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Shanghai Consular Section Announces New Education USA App

The Shanghai Consular Section held its annual Student Visa Day to promote educational exchanges and to announce the launch of EducationUSA China’s new Virtual Adviser mobile app. The app was developed by EducationUSA China to walk prospective students through the process of applying to a U.S. institution, applying for a student visa, and transitioning to ...
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EducationUSA Message Delivered to Kunshan

Jan. 8, Kunshan – Shanghai Senior Program Assistant Li Dan and Beijing Embassy EducationUSA advisor Jenny Yu traveled to Kunshan to introduce EducationUSA resources and opportunities for 100 Chinese juniors and seniors at the Kunshan International School. Li Dan and Jenny shared best practices and dispelled rumors. Representatives from California State University San Bernardino complimented ...
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