Presentation Title: Future of Chinese Undergraduates in the United States

Section: High Aspirations III

Location: , 216

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 1:30pm - 1:45pm


In just 11 years, the number of Chinese undergrads studying in the US has risen more than 10-fold, from 7,500 to 80,000, according to the Institute of International Education. Some families sell their homes and drain their savings to send their only child abroad to study, hoping a speedy success would come along after 4 years. Their American peers also eye with envy for their future prospect once these students return to China. But what is the reality? Through personal interviews with CEO of a Shanghai-based company and with several Chinese undergrads, I present a more comprehensive picture of the future for this group of students. I will show the benefits and hardship of both staying in the United States and returning to China and shed light on the skills commonly required by both choices.

Type of Presentation: Individual oral

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Presentation Area: Education

Presentation Topic: China/Asia

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Presenter Information
Presenter(s): Yeung, Man Wai (Winnie)
Major(s): History
Class Year(s): 2015

Sponsor(s): Armanios, Febe
Dept(s): History

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