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for tuition and living expenses for U.S. students who enroll in Chinese universities for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees, according to China Daily USA newspaper. The initiative is related to President Barack Obama’s call last year to see 100,000 U.S. students study abroad in China. One recent high school graduate who recognizes the possibilities offered by China is Alex Sherr. While his educational background is certainly atypical for an American high school student, his profile fits that of many students who pursue full degrees abroad as undergraduates. He grew up in New York City, but attended the Hong Kong International School (HKIS) for high school when his parents’ careers necessitated a move abroad. It was in Hong Kong that he developed an affinity for all things Chinese. “As my years in HKIS came to an end, I was left having to make the hard decision of where I wanted to continue my higher education. I have always wanted to study international relations or business, and personally, I felt like I could get a better grasp of those topics living abroad, instead of in the United States,” he explains. Sherr considered a number of U.S. universities overseas, such as the American University in Cairo, but ultimately decided to take two years off, which he has used to intensively study Chinese in preparation for the Peking University entrance exam. In autumn 2012 he plans to study international relations or international business with the language of instruction in Chinese.

Many receiving countries now have a lot of recruitment strategies to have full-degree abroad students at their universities. China is a very good example of this. Through the China Scholarship Council, they offer a number of scholarships for international students for full-degree programs.
more accessible than for your average American high school student. I had access to fountains of information that were my guidance counselors, college fairs, and even other student’s parents,” Sherr says. U.S. high school officials seem to have a greater awareness of Canadian higher education than they do of other countries, but even that can be limited. Michelle Rath, director of school counseling at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vermont, believes that while many high school counselors many have heard of larger schools such as McGill or UBC, they still lack the knowledge to properly advise their students. “They are not familiar with the Canadian university system at all, nor do they understand the differences between Canadian universities, American colleges, etc. And many of them have limited personal experience with/in Canada, so it is not something that they actively promote with their students,” she says. Rath, on the other hand, very actively promotes Canadian education through a college fair, called “Consider Canada,” she organizes each spring. “Given our proximity to Canada and the number of students with dual citizenship, we are seeing an ever-increasing number of our students in Vermont applying to schools abroad, especially to Canada, although not exclusively,” she says. Brad MacGowan, a college counselor at Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, says he is seeing an increasing number of students who are interested in studying abroad, but not necessarily pursuing a full degree abroad.

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While not many U.S. students have had the extensive experience abroad that Sherr did as a high school student, recruiters from many countries—including Canada and Australia—say they tend to target international schools or those with International Baccalaureate programs rather than typical public schools, partly due to the fact that many high school guidance counselors are unfamiliar with international opportunities. Sherr reiterates this sentiment. “Coming from an international school, (studying abroad) is something that’s much

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International Educator - March/April 2012
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From the Editors
In Brief
Voices: University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi
Overcoming Chaos
Degrees of Distinction
Macalester College
Foreign Student Affairs
A View from Out Here
In Focus
Language Supplement
The language of Business
Launching Pad: Community College Programs
Intensive English Language Directory
Intensive Foreign Language Directory
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