Why Studying in the United States is Better(Revision Series Post #2)

The choice whether to Chinese depends on the several factors.  However, there are two main factors to be used in the arguments if they would fare better in American universities or consider studying in their home country.  First, the quality of education between universities and colleges of the two countries can be a factor in the success of the students.  Second would be the current economic situation in China that would impact on the educational decision of students, e.g. major, skills needed to be developed.

Quality of Education

Comparing the quality of education between educational institutions, whether in the United States or China, is difficult.  It is possible that one institution offer better foundations in one major over another university while the other having higher quality in a different major.  Rather than comparing them universities in China and the United States between majors, it would be better to assess the overall performance of universities.  One way of doing this would be to rank the universities in the country.  This does not only gauge the quality of education provided by an institution but also takes into consideration other factors, for instance, facilities, research capabilities, that can have significant influence in the development of the student (Times Higher Education ).

One of the reputable global university ranking organization ranks 7 American universities in the top 10 of the list claiming the first and second spot on the list (Times Higher Education).  In the top 20 there are 15 American universities that made the list 7]{5~N)(Y939Z`OSG3VQ5%Jsignifying the quality of education offered in the country (Times Higher Education).  China on the other hand only enters the list at 46 with Peking University then followed by Tsinghua University at 52nd place (Times Higher Education).  These are the only 2 universities in China that has entered the top 200 list compared to the number of universities in the United States that entered the top 50 alone.

Comparing the results between the universities in the two countries provides compelling evidence of which country provides better education for students.  Chinese students opting to study in the United States can gain access to better education compared to staying in their home country and study there.  However, this may not only be the reason for students to better in the United States.  Students who fail to enter American universities in the top 10 of the list still have the opportunity to gain education in a university ranked inside the top 20 and even 50.  In China, on the other hand, students only have the opportunity of being in a ranked 46th and 52nd university where their chances are slimmer. The United States essentially provides not only the quality of education but also the better opportunity of entering one.

Diversity of Majors

UIL3X23DHSY}BGV$W2V}D[OAnother area of consideration would be the majors offered in universities in both countries.  White mention that as Chinese economy becomes more structured, there is a trend of students seeking majors beyond the default courses such as engineering, economics and business. Chinese students are now moving away from traditional majors and seek alternative careers considering the economic outlook of the country.  White said, Sadly, Chinese universities do not offer many of the courses that student seek or offer them in mediocrity if they are available.  Students, thus, have better opportunities to excel in their chosen careers if they are going to study in the United States where they have the chance to enter top tier universities no matter the field of study they are going to choose.  In this manner, the decision of students is simplified whether to study in the United States, have the chance to enter a prestigious university and the opportunity to excel in their field or study in a Chinese university that offers a lower quality of education.

The English Language and Gaokao

As China continues to experience economic growth, more foreign companies are making their presence in the country.  According to White As a result, English becomes a coveted skill among the labor force.  Studying in the United States exposes students to the English language better than studying in a Chinese university.  This potentially can help benefit students in landing a good job from a multinational company as much as their choice of major or university they have attended.

Another motivation for Chinese students would be the Chinese national college entrance exam or gaokao (Lai).  Students who are ranked lower in the exams may be prevented from entering top-tier universities in China, thereby, reducing their chances of a better future (Lai). For those who did not do well in the exams, it is possible for Chinese students to still enter top-tier universities if they would study in the United States (Lai). Better, American universities do not have an integrated testing that would determine which university they can attend. If they fail to enter one university, it is possible that they still have an opportunity to enter another.

Students, like me, want only the best for them.  The best universities, education and instruction can essentially be the ticket to a better and more stable future.  However, do Chinese students pursuing education in the United States really benefit from this ordeal?  Even before they are able to attend the university, they must also undergo requirements. According to Matloff Students must first apply for visa as well come up with the money to pay for their tuition fee. The risk they are about to take in living in a foreign country does not make any assurance that they are going to succeed in their chosen careers either in the United States or back in their home country.  Similar to many families, they are willing to make sacrifices and invest heavily in education.  However, there is no real assurance that education can lead to a successful life.

Similarly, Chinese students may face a new educational system in the country different from what they are used to in China (Lai,).  It is possible that they might find difficulties in coping with American education.  This along with the other challenges can also impact their chances of succeeding in the country.  Rather than taking all the risk for a brighter future in the United States, it may be a better option for them to consider playing it safe and study in their home land where they are more assured of success.

Even though there are many disadvantages for Chinese students study in U.S.  I still think that students study in United States have more benefits for their whole life.

American universities provide the best opportunities for Chinese students.  It can provide them with better foundations important to their development as students and later professionals.  Universities in the United States offer a wider range of majors in top tier as compared to Chinese universities.  More importantly, it provides the students the chance to become more proficient with the English language that can help them to achieve their goal easier.

work Cited

Lai, Alexis. “Chinese Flock to Elite U.S. Schools. CNN. (November 26, 2012). Web. 07 July 2013. Accessed <http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/25/world/asia/china-ivy-league-admission&gt;

Times Higher Education. “World University Rankings 2012-2013”. 2012. Web. 07 July 2013. Accessed <http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2012-13/world-ranking&gt;

White, Ann. “Chinese Students’ International Study: Factors Feeding the Decision Process”. World Education News and Reviews. 24, (1). 2011.  Web. 07 July 2012. Accessed <http://www.wes.org/ewenr/11feb/feature.htm&gt;

Matloff, Norman. “Are foreign students the ‘best and brightest’? Data and implications for immigration policy”. Economic Policy Institute. 2013. [July 13, 2013] <http://www.epi.org/publication/bp356-foreign-students-best-brightest-immigration-policy/&gt;

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Why Studying in the United States is Better(Series Post #2)

The choice whether to Chinese depends on the several factors.  However, there are two main factors to be used in the arguments if they would fare better in American universities or consider studying in their home country.  First, the quality of education between universities and colleges of the two countries can be a factor in the success of the students.  Second would be the current economic situation in China that would impact on the educational decision of students, for example, major, skills needed to be developed.

Quality of Education

Comparing the quality of education between educational institutions, whether in the United States or China, is difficult.  It is possible that one institution offer better foundations in one major over another university while the other having higher quality in a different major.  Rather than comparing them universities in China and the United States between majors, it would be better to assess the overall performance of universities.  One way of doing this would be to rank the universities in the country.  This does not only gauge the quality of education provided by an institution but also takes into consideration other factors, for instance, facilities, research capabilities, that can have significant influence in the development of the student (Times Higher Education ).7]{5~N)(Y939Z`OSG3VQ5%J

One of the reputable global university ranking organization ranks 7 American universities in the top 10 of the list claiming the first and second spot on the list (Times Higher Education).  In the top 20 there are 15 American universities that made the list signifying the quality of education offered in the country (Times Higher Education).  China on the other hand only enters the list at 46 with Peking University then followed by Tsinghua University at 52nd place (Times Higher Education).  These are the only 2 universities in China that has entered the top 200 list compared to the number of universities in the United States that entered the top 50 alone.

Comparing the results between the universities in the two countries provides compelling evidence of which country provides better education for students.  Chinese students opting to study in the United States can gain access to better education compared to staying in their home country and study there.  However, this may not only be the reason for students to better in the United States.  Students who fail to enter American universities in the top 10 of the list still have the opportunity to gain education in a university ranked inside the top 20 and even 50.  In China, on the other hand, students only have the opportunity of being in a ranked 46th and 52nd university where their chances are slimmer. The United States essentially provides not only the quality of education but also the better opportunity of entering one.

Diversity of Majors

Another area of consideration would be the majors offered in universities in both countries.  White mention that as Chinese economy becomes more structured, there is a trend of students seeking majors beyond the default courses such as engineering, economics and UIL3X23DHSY}BGV$W2V}D[Obusiness. Chinese students are now moving away from traditional majors and seek alternative careers considering the economic outlook of the country.  White said, Sadly, Chinese universities do not offer many of the courses that student seek or offer them in mediocrity if they are available.  Students, thus, have better opportunities to excel in their chosen careers if they are going to study in the United States where they have the chance to enter top tier universities no matter the field of study they are going to choose.  In this manner, the decision of students is simplified whether to study in the United States, have the chance to enter a prestigious university and the opportunity to excel in their field or study in a Chinese university that offers a lower quality of education.

The English Language and Gaokao

As China continues to experience economic growth, more foreign companies are making their presence in the country.  According to White As a result, English becomes a coveted skill among the labor force.  Studying in the United States exposes students to the English language better than studying in a Chinese university.  This potentially can help benefit students in landing a good job from a multinational company as much as their choice of major or university they have attended.

Another motivation for Chinese students would be the Chinese national college entrance exam or gaokao (Lai).  Students who are ranked lower in the exams may be prevented from entering top-tier universities in China, thereby, reducing their chances of a better future (Lai). For those who did not do well in the exams, it is possible for Chinese students to still enter top-tier universities if they would study in the United States (Lai). Better, American universities do not have an integrated testing that would determine which university they can attend. If they fail to enter one university, it is possible that they still have an opportunity to enter another.

American universities provide the best opportunities for Chinese students.  It can provide them with better foundations important to their development as students and later professionals.  Similarly, universities in the United States offer a wider range of majors in top tier as compared to Chinese universities.  More importantly, it provides the students the chance to become more proficient with the English language that can help them in land jobs in a reputable company back in their country. So I am totally deem that study in U.S. have more benefits than study in native country.

work Cited

Lai, Alexis. “Chinese Flock to Elite U.S. Schools. CNN. (November 26, 2012). Web. 07 July 2013. Accessed <http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/25/world/asia/china-ivy-league-admission&gt;

Times Higher Education. “World University Rankings 2012-2013”. 2012. Web. 07 July 2013. Accessed <http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2012-13/world-ranking&gt;

White, Ann. “Chinese Students’ International Study: Factors Feeding the Decision Process”. World Education News and Reviews. 24, (1). 2011.  Web. 07 July 2012. Accessed <http://www.wes.org/ewenr/11feb/feature.htm&gt;

The factors of Chinese Students Study in U.S. (Series Post #1)

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The United States is becoming culturally diverse.  It can be seen in every facets of life and can be as simple as walking down the street.  Though still dominantly white, there is an increasing mix of race that people encounter in their daily lives.  The educational system is not exempted from this continued diversity.  More and more foreign students are pouring in American Universities.  One of minorities making an impact in the American education system is the Chinese.  In a 2012 report by the Institute of International Education, there are 192 thousand Chinese enrolled in the United States educational system; the most among any group of foreign students in the country.

Chinese students enrolled in American universities and colleges may face a lot of difficulties.  They are in a foreign land away from the surety and safety of their homeland.  They are essentially left to become independent in an alien land in exchange for a brighter future in the land of opportunities.  With this in mind, the question is raised whether Chinese students are better off studying in their U.S. or in their country.

Why Students Want to Study Abroad?

The increasing number of Chinese students in the United States raises the question why students would want to study abroad. One of the factors that immediately come into mind for students studying abroad would be the quality of the education between their country and the other.  The U.S. is known to have some of the most prestigious universities in the world making it a top destination for many foreign students.  These universities would have better facilities, faculty and training compared to many of the universities in the developing Chinese educational system.  In a continued increasing competitive world, receiving education from a prestigious university can provide students with a competitive edge.  This potentially can help them secure their future by landing better jobs.

Do Students Need to Study Abroad?

In China, the rate of Globalization has impacted the choices of students and their future. More and more multinational companies are penetrating the Chinese market.  They are in need of the English speaking managers and executives that would fill the continuous growth in the local market.  White said This translates to English becoming a highly coveted skill in the country. Perhaps there is no better way to learn the language than being immersed in the American culture through Universities. According to White,  In fact, the United States is not the only prime destination for Chinese students, other countries whose medium of teaching is also a favorite among Chinese students .  One of the options of Chinese students to learn the language would be Hong Kong.  Here, universities also use English as one of the medium of education.  This allows students to become more proficient with the language while at the same time reduces the pressures and difficulties of living in an alien land.

Other Factors Influencing Chinese Students to Study Abroad

Even if there are quality universities in China, the competition to get in them is highly competitive.  Each student who seeks college education must take a national college entrance exam, gaokao (Lai). The results will determine whether they would be accepted in the top-tier Chinese universities or not (White). Rather than experiencing the pressures of preparing for the grueling 2 day exams, many of the families who can afford to send their child to foreign schools would instead opt to take this alternative (Lai). American universities allows Chinese students to choose the institution they would like to attend as compared having their option be limited by the results of the gaokao. This essentially gives them the opportunity to still enter top-tier universities despite not being eligible as a result of the national examinations.

What are advantages for Chinese students study in U.S. ?

Despite learning English being one of the primary motivators for Chinese students to pursuit foreign education, there are other advantages of studying in the United States.  Lai was mention that One of them would be the wide range of fields and expertise that are offered in American universities.  In the past, Chinese students would constantly pursue the more traditional courses such as engineering and business in line to the developing economy of the country (White).  As Chinas, economic revolution reaching its pinnacle, there is more and more room for individuals with expertise in various fields (White). However, Chinese universities have failed to adapt to the changing times and lack the reputable institutions that would provide quality education outside the more conventional courses (White).  Studying in American universities or other foreign schools is the only option for many Chinese students to pursue their interest and gain quality education.

Work cited

IIE. Open Doors Fact Sheet: China. Institute of International Education. 2012. Web. July 4, 2012<http://www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors/Data&gt;

Lai, Alexis. “Chinese Flock to Elite U.S. Schools. CNN. 2012. Web. July 4, 2012<http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/25/world/asia/china-ivy-league-admission&gt;

White, Ann. “Chinese Students’ International Study: Factors Feeding the Decision Process”. World Education News and Reviews. 24, (1). 2011. Web. July 4, 2012<http://www.wes.org/ewenr/11feb/feature.htm&gt;

Advices for First Year International Students

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Christine B. Whelan, in her article “Helping Frist-year Students Help Themselves” indicates young adults are raised with a single-minded focus on getting admission to college, and their parents over supported them, so they are anxious and lack of skills to thrive when they attend college at first year. With more and more Chinese Students Study in U.S.; what are international students should be considered?

Self-efficacy can help students believe they can succeed, so it should be built from the start. That idea tallies with Whelan’s. Self-efficacy is the term used to describe how one judges one’s own competence to complete tasks and reach goals according to Ormrod.  International students should build their self-efficacy to make work more successful especially Chinese students. One of  graduate student, Zi He says self-efficacy benefits her a lot because at first she thought she was not good enough for study in United States because her English is not very well, but as analyzing herself, she realize what she needs to do is just work hard. After that, her confidence came back, and she often talked to herself that “I can do that, and I am the best.”  She implies herself in a positive way and built self-efficacy. The consequent proves everything. That’s why I suggest that international students better to be learned from the beginning, and build their self-effect for themselves.

In addition, international students not only need to build their self-efficacy, but also interpersonal skills of self-presentation.  It can’t be learned well from the lecture. According to Whelan “teaching interpersonal skills of self-presentation is also essential.” I do accept this, but because of the diverse characters, personalities, and different situations, communication skills don’t have the certain rule to obey. Students are required to have ability to make immediate response in order to communicate well with others. Everyone knows to leave a good impression to others, smile is an effective tool. As a college student, I have a few unhappy experiences to prove that rule doesn’t always work. When I was a first year student in college, to give my then-roommate a good impression, I used the way what my sociology instructor said–I friendly greeted to him. Yet he just ignored me as I was ash in the air. He was just so cool to me. From then, I realized that treat different people should apply with different method. There is no uniform principle to guide first year international students for communicating well. This Personality comes from the society. As long as students blend in a team or community, they will gain skills and apply it better than just learning from books.

Being educated and learning basic knowledge is the main purpose of higher education, but students cannot just focus on basic knowledge but forget the skills.

People learn how to swim from swimming, and learn how to drive from driving, so the best way to let students gain soft skills is from experience, not just from the lecture. As an almost graduate student, I have two suggestions for first year international students. One is build self-effect for their works. Other one is learn interpersonal skills from community. These two suggestions will make students very enjoyable for their 4-years college study.

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International Students Hard to Find a Job in US

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David Li, a graduate student at the University of Virginia, is from China. He has been studying at the University of Virginia for 6 years. In May, he will begin an internship as an assistant of accounting in Robert Half—New York. If he does well during in his internship he will get a job there.

Is it easy for international students to find a job when they graduate in U.S.?

International students have the chance to be hired after they get their degree. However, it is too hard for them to find a job in U.S. According to Margaret, “As Cornellians across campus scramble to send off polished applications to summer internships, international students say they are frustrated with the lack of off-campus job opportunities available to them”. One of the international students from China, Ning said I want to find a job. However, it is really hard because not many companies are willing to offer working visas to international students and there is only a limited amount of visas being offered each year.

[@ZLPKSX4JO5_L1%S`@ZSJ2Is it true that the best way work in United States then international students graduate? Even though the international students want to apply for a green card and hoped to live the “American dream”, but the process of making that dream come true is hard. Compared to “American dream”, Fang said he had a “Chinese dream”, which was going back to China to build his career back home if staying in the U.S. didn’t work out. According to Campus explorer, “in the last few years many Indian and Chinese international students have been returning to their countries to support their respective economic”.

International students should decide where can provide an opportunity to perform their job to the best of their ability. In addition, Students also need to plan where can most demonstrate their self-value for long-term. Do you agree with my opinion?

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Is That Really Necessary?

Christine B. Whelan, in her article “Helping Frist-year Students Help Themselves” indicates young adults are raised with a single-minded focus on getting admission to college, and their parents over supported them, so they are anxious and lack of skills to thrive when they attend college at

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first year. With more and more Chinese Students Study in U.S.; they should build and improve their self-management.

Self-efficacy can help people belie

ve they can succeed, so it should be built from the start. That idea tallies with Whelan’s. Self-efficacy is the term used to describe how one judges one’s own competence to complete tasks and reach goals according to Ormrod.  In all times and in all countries, people who are self- efficacy achieved well.

However, not like self-efficacy, interpersonal skills of self-presentation can’t be learned well from the lecture. Whelan claims that “teaching interpersonal skills of self-presentation is also essential.” I do accept this, but because of the diverse characters, personalities, and different situations, communication skills don’t have the certain rule to obey. Students are required to have ability to make immediate response in order to communicate well with others. Everyone knows to leave a good impression to others, smile is an effective tool. Personality comes from the society. As long as students blend in a team or community, they will gain skills and apply it better than just learning from books.

Being educated and learning basic knowledge is the main purpose of higher education, but students cannot just focus on basic knowledge but forget the skills.

People learn how to swim from swimming, and learn how to drive from driving, so the best way to let students gain soft skillsis fromexperience, not just from the lecture. At the same time, students should keep learning their professional knowledge. If everyone is perfect when they finish college, they won’t need to learn any more, what is the purpose for it? Doesn’t life time learning become ridiculous? Maybe the term of life time studying will vanish.

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Chinese Students in U.S

Nowadays, more and more students from different countries study in US. “Most of wealth and cultural value in the East as the number of Chinese students attending U.S. College has grown exponentially in recent years.” According to Emmeline’ statistics, “there were 194,029 ChineseJRWNT5P4F0VBU9$F2M7JP]F students studying in the U.S. in the 2011-2012 academic years”. What does this means?

Economy—as we know a large number of Chinese students attending university/college will stimulate the United States economic growth. Attending to U.S. University is more expensive than studying in China. For example,   Chinese students studying in SFSU will cost almost 27,000 dollars for tuition fee every year, and this does not include living fee and other expenses. It might totally cost at least 40,000 dollars for Chinese students every year.  Beth said, “Association of International Educators, international students and their dependents contributed $21.8-billion to the American economy in tuition and living expenses.”

Culture Exchange—with plenty of Chinese students studying at United States, they learned lots of culture of United States for sure. Also, they play an essential role in promoting the cultural communication between china and the United States. According to James “I think the biggest thing is making it easier for US students to get to China and access to universities easier. The easiest way to do this is to encourage more partnerships with Chinese and US schools.” The best way to let American students understand the specific Chinese culture is getting this information from Chinese students who study in United States’ college.

When a larger number of Chinese students attended university in the United States, I start to think about what this kind of social phenomenon reflect about my country? —–Chinese Dream. It is known that now China is becoming one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. There is no doubt that ChineKB{6TOA%ZQ[S$OS$57HU`QUse people need to receive higher education and get access to advanced technology in order to better support country’s development.  Alexis mentioned thatMany Chinese are seeking a higher quality of education that will train them to become independent and creative, he said, and they see the world’s top-ranked universities are in the United States.”

To achieve Chinese dream, Chinese government began an economic reform in 1978. With the successful reform, the Chinese people’s economic living standards have improved significantly. Therefore, Chinese students do not need to rely on scholarships to study abroad any more since 1990. Many Chinese students can afford the fees for getting further education in America. Now, many Chinese students pursue their academic dream at top universities in United States since 1999. According to Alexis, “China similarly dominates international enrollment at other Ivy League schools, including Yale and Princeton”. What  should I say about this phenomenon? I might give an explanation that Chinese people devote themselves to achieving their Chinese dream step by step.

As same as American dream, all Chinese people struggle for their dreams, and I believe that the Chinese dream will come true one day. Lin saidMy dream is to see international schools in China accessible to Chinese citizens and other nationalities together in the same school.” I think every Chinese people have the same dream that China become the strongest country in the world.

Work Cited:

Emmeline Zhao “Chinese Students Struggle for Returns on Education in U.S.” http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/03/27/chinese-students-struggle-for-returns-on-education-in-u-s/

Beth McMurtrie “China Continues to Drive Foreign-Student Growth in the United States”
http://chronicle.com/article/China-Continues-to-Drive/135700

Alexis Lai, CNN Chinese flock to elite U.S. schools

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/25/world/asia/china-ivy-league-admission