China is growing into one of the world’s largest economies and most important global powers. They are moving forward with their space program and they are hosting the Olympics this year. Part of China’s approach to its rising international importance is to contribute to the education of its citizens as well as international students who wish to travel abroad and study in China. In working toward the goal of expanding education and cultural communication, winners were announced today for recognition and publishing in coordination with academic studies relating to the Beijing Olympics. Papers were accepted and reviewed from over 20 countries, so congratulations to the winners!
For American students who have some familiarity with the Chinese language, the University of Pittsburgh is offering scholarships for study in China. Amounts are variable and depend on the student’s financial need, the cost of the program, and the total amount that the scholarship fund has available. This is a great opportunity for American students who want to learn more about the language, culture, and educational systems in China! Don’t forget, studying abroad can help improve your chances of getting into a good graduate school or a promising career.
The reasons to study in China and the benefits of such a program are overwhelming. Even as we speak, China is setting up its influence in Russia with television stations promoting cultural exchange, scholarships to promote the travel of students, and increased economic co-operation.
Please let us know if you have information about more programs for students who want to study in China. I would love to add a link to any more resources that are out there.