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  1. Memorize ThisDifferences between… U.S. and Chinese education systems/institutions Academic approaches Studying abroad

  2. Education systems/institutions United States (U.S.) China 1916 Headmaster • 1918 • Principle / President

  3. Primary, Secondary; Post Secondary PrimarySchool Age Pre-School <5 Elementary 5-11 Secondary Middle/jr high 11-14 High/sr. high Post-Secondary Middle/jrhigh 14-18 High/sr. high

  4. United States (U.S.) China Two main subjects; Chinese Math Few others Heavy Homework, Sports Sat school; music • Several subjects: • History, C.S.. English; • Gym, Art, ?????? • Science, Math; F.L. • Sports, Homework • Friends & play time

  5. Post-Secondary Community College/ Jr. College Undergraduate College/ University Graduate College/ University Post-Graduate/ Doctorial University

  6. Community College / Jr. University 2 year length – Associates Degree (A.A. & A.S.) Applied Arts - Specific education Specialized subjects/ Few other courses taken Technical / Trade construction, pluming, electrical, computer, acct; etc.

  7. College / University Undergraduate 4 year length – Bachelors’ Degree (B.A. & B.S) Liberal Arts – Well rounded education Major; Minor Many subjects not in your major Teacher, Scientist; Health Care; Physical Sciences - Engineering, C.S.; Math Humanities – Art, Literature; Music Social Sciences – Psychology, Sociology; Philosophy Business – Accounting, Economics; Finance

  8. College / University Graduate 2year length – Maters’ Degree (M.A. & M.S) Advanced – specialized education No classes outside of major Professional development, promotion; career change C.P.A. Certificates in Advanced Studies CoAS

  9. College / University Doctorate 4-6 year length – Doctoral Degree (Ph.D., & E.E.D) Terminal– “Final” education No classes outside of major Professional development, promotion; career change Researcher, Scientist; Teacher Post-Doctorate

  10. Studying Abroad • Amazing Opportunity • Exchange Programs • Global Network

  11. Studying Abroad • Amazing Opportunity • U.S. / Intl Degree • Exchange Programs • Short-term, 2+2, PICTURE /S • Global Network • Internships, careers; life abroad

  12. Studying Abroad United States (U.S.) China Cost Numbers Top 3 In: Who? # 1 Out: Why? • $21.81 Billion • 764,495 • Top 3 In: • China, India; S.K. • #1 Out: U.K. • Why?

  13. Destination U.S.A Top 2 States: California & New York Institute of International Education: Open Doors report 2012

  14. Destination U.S.A Top 5 schools: USC, LA, CA UI – Urbana-Champaign, IL NYU – NYC, NY Purdue – West Lafayette, IN Columbia – NYC, NY

  15. Destination U.S.A Top 5 Fields of Study: Business & Management Engineering Math & Computer Science Social Sciences Physical & Life Sciences

  16. Academic Apporaches United States (U.S.) China Group Success Rote memorization Professor lectures • Individual excellence • Analytical thinking • Class participation

  17. Major Issues Class Expectations language Plagiarism Cheating Class Structure Engage - teaching stlye Adapt - curriculum &

  18. Major Issues Jobs Language Living - Expatriate