Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chinese Students In U.S. Colleges

podcast: Chinese Students In U.S. Colleges | On Point with Tom Ashbrook

American colleges flooded by Chinese applicants and the application process isn’t always honest.

For American colleges that want to go global a natural place to look for students is China. The Chinese want American college degrees; and American colleges want diversity, not to mention students who can pay their own way.

But it’s not always an easy fit. Many Chinese hire agents to fill out their applications, write their essays – even their recommendations. The result – a growing population of Chinese students struggling to fit in, and a growing number of colleges struggling to fit them in.