1) Quality Education and Unique Cultural Courses
China is investing more than ever in higher education with the aim of obtain world renowned universities and hosting more international students. There were nearly 300,000 international students studying in China in 2011 and the Ministry of Education reports that the number increased by 29% to reach 377,054 in 2014 (with 5.77% growth over 2013 alone). China's unique languages (Mandarin and Cantonese), artistic calligraphy, therapeutic martial arts like Tai Chi are contributing cultural factors that draw foreigners to study in China. Students can study engineering, medicine, economics, finance, along with the cultural subjects. Many Chinese universities offer courses that are taught in English. Students can also receive dual degrees in Chinese and another subject.
The Chinese government signed an agreement on mutual recognition of academic qualifications with a total of 65 countries, including the United States, England, France and Japan. The Education Bureau of China and the 65 designated countries will accept the certificate/degree/diploma issued by Chinese universities. Certifications in a full-time non-degree program will also be accredited.
By studying in China, you will enrich your college experience. You will learn inside and outside of the classroom, experience Eastern culture, take unique elective courses, enhance your language skills and receive a degree or certificate in your desired field.
2) Booming Economy and Employment Advantage
China has had the world's fastest growing economy for the last 30 years. The rise of the Chinese economy makes students that study in China more marketable after they graduate because they are familiar with Chinese cultural and the language. The world's top 500 companies all do business in China, many selecting Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu or another booming city in China as their Asian-Pacific headquarters.
In addition to studying in China, many of our students are also teachers that teach individual private English lessons for up to $40 an hour or small group hourly classes for $60 an houradding valuable teaching experience to their resumes. Students are often surprised by how well the pay is for hourly private English classes. The demand is so high that families and universities are willing to pay more to strengthen their English abilities. Our students consider their experience studying in China as a valuable tool for employment upon graduation.
3) Experience Adventure
Ready to have some adventure in your life? Ever dream about climbing the Great Wall or getting lost wondering the Forbidden City? China has over 5,000 years of history and been one of the oldest countries in the world. There is no shortage of amazing and mysterious spots worthy of your exploration.
Now is the time to open your eyes and work on your personal, academic and professional development in China!
China is the world's most populated country reaching nearly a billion and half people, making that 20% of the world's population. China's geographic size is also as grand with a great diversity in climates. Adventures can hike the mountains in Tibet, snow seekers could enjoy Inner Mongolia, sun bathers can head south to islands like Hainan and city goers can explore an international city like Shanghai or a traditional city like Chengdu. The opportunities to travel, explore and seek adventure are endless. Make this a trip you will remember!
4) Affordable Tuition and Lower Costs of Living
Compared with costs of Western countries and other Asian countries, the costs in China education and living expenses is much lower. Top universities in the UK can reach US$10k annually, while the US tuition fees reach a rocketing US$60k. International students in China can study for just $1,500 per semester or 3k annually. In China there are abundant commodities for a low price. Our international students enjoy delicious spicy noodles for lunch for a dollar and take the bus or subway to/from university for under 50 cents. The costs of apartments or dorms in the city varies between $130-$200 per month. This economy allows foreigners to live comfortably and have a higher standard of living. The dramatic growth of foreign students studying in China has also been aided in part by an expansion of Chinese government scholarships for foreign students. True China also helps in finding aid to further lower the tuition costs. By studying in China, you will eliminate the burden many of your friends will carry after they graduate. No student loans! With affordable tuition and a lower cost of living, you will graduate with only the weight of your paper degree!
5) Friendly Environment
Chinese people are very close with their family. Their friends become part of their family. They are very caring, warm-hearted and will look after you. While it is common for you to be friends with someone for a while and never meet their relatives in Western countries, it is very rare that you won’t meet your Chinese friends’ families very quickly. You can spend time at their home, practicing your Chinese with their grandparents and parents. Don’t be surprised if the grandparents just stare and smile at you. This may be the first time a Western visitor has been to their home or that they have even seen someone from a Western country in person.
China has become relatively easier to travel for English speakers in the downtown or city centers of major cities. After the Beijing Olympics, English signs were put up around the major squares, markets, roads, universities and popular sites. This welcoming environment will sure make you feel right at home in no time!
6) Grow with China
In addition to China’s rapid growth, China is also experiencing extreme changes in culture. Known for unique traditional culture and loyalty to their ancestors, Chinese values has mostly stayed the same. However, with globalization and Western media soaring through China, the West and East are meeting-- creating a new cultural blend. Come and be part of China’s changing culture. Where tradition meets modernization!