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communities, but Jennings points out that the international program at Green River, which charges international
students more than double what domestic students pay,
benefits the entire student body. "We have a little more
money on campus now that we can use to support all of
our programs so we don't have increase tuition for our
domestic students or cut classes as much as we might otherwise. Keeping class sections open is a huge benefit."
But he adds that the benefit is not just financial. "A lot of
our domestic students tell us they really like having international students here because they have interesting perspectives," he says. "They provide us a window on the world that
we wouldn't otherwise have."
It was that global window that Bard College at Simon's
Rock was seeking three years ago when it began recruiting
international students to its early college program, says
Sophie Mettler-Grove, assistant director of admissions.
The early college model provides advanced students with
the opportunity to skip the last year or two of high school
and jump directly into its four-year college. Mettler-Grove
believes the program is attractive to Chinese students
because starting and finishing college early carries a
level of prestige, and also because Chinese students and
parents are looking for a "more intentional and purposeful
academic environment," and at younger ages.
The scope of the international program at Simon's
Rock is still modest, but of its 33 international students,
half of them are from China. Mettler-Grove says they
are focusing now on recruiting from additional countries
because it is important to "maintain diversity within our
diversity." With such a large market of available students
from China, many schools are grappling with finding just
the right balance.

Alternatives at Home
Chinese families, however, are starting to reconsider
the costs related to sending their children to the United
States, which can be upwards of $100,000 a year for
private high schools by the time you count living and
travel expenses, says Kason Park, president of EduBoston.
Meanwhile, Chinese high schools and universities are
improving all the time-an annual ranking of national
higher education systems finds that China's is consistently
among the world's most rapidly improving-and families
now have more and sometimes better options close to
home, including English-speaking schools and schools
that operate on the British or U.S. system.
One of these options includes private U.S. schools
that have opened branches in China, such as Saint Paul
Preparatory School, which is based in St. Paul, Minnesota,
and now has sister campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and
Yantai. John Belpedio, principal of the Minnesota campus,
says that many Chinese parents who send their children

to high school in the United States like that their children
are taught to think within the framework of the Western
system, but don't necessarily like the results in terms of
preparing their children for careers in China. He explains
that students who leave their hometowns at the age of 15,
or sometimes younger, and remain in the United States
throughout college miss out on forming relationships with
peers that would normally serve as their early professional
networks, putting them at a disadvantage when starting
businesses or looking for jobs.
Belpedio says that St. Paul's American schools in China
provide a solution, enabling parents to keep their children
closer to home and allowing students to build those peer
networks, while still providing them with a preparatory
education for college in the United States. In addition to
studying the U.S. curriculum in English, which students
focus on in the mornings and afternoons, students must
also study the Chinese national curriculum-in Chinese-
in the evenings.
This all makes for long days for the students, admits
Belpedio, but it also provides them with dual U.S. and
Chinese degrees upon graduation-as well as the hope
that these U.S.-educated Chinese students will follow
their high school studies with an enrollment at a U.S. college or university. n
VICKI VALOSIK is a freelance writer in the Washington, D.C., area.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - January/February 2018

From the Desk of
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Malaysia
Quick Questions
Feature: Recruiting Farther Upstream: U.S. Institutions Are Exploring New Opportunities Among International High School Students
Feature: CASE STUDY: The Business of Global Engagement
Feature: Middle Class Rising: As the Number of Families with Discretionary Income Grows, So Do Prospects for More International Students
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
Feature: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Results
Advertiser Listings & Index
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - From the Desk of
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Frontlines
International Educator - January/February 2018 - In Brief
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - 13
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Global Spotlight: Malaysia
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - Quick Questions
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 17
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Feature: Recruiting Farther Upstream: U.S. Institutions Are Exploring New Opportunities Among International High School Students
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - Feature: CASE STUDY: The Business of Global Engagement
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - Feature: Middle Class Rising: As the Number of Families with Discretionary Income Grows, So Do Prospects for More International Students
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - International Student Affairs
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - International Enrollment
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 35
International Educator - January/February 2018 - International Education Leadership
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 37
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Forum
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 39
International Educator - January/February 2018 - In Focus
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Cover3
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Cover4
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - Feature: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Results
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