APRISE’s Assistant Director Jing Li (EdD ’09) was recently interviewed by Voice of America for a story titled, “Number of Chinese Students in US Dramatically Expands.” The story noted that according to some statistics, there are twice as many undergraduate students from China in the U.S. as there were two years ago. Economists say the trend is due to the growing middle class in China. Rand economist Jim Hosek said that there are more Chinese business leaders who can send their children abroad.
Chinese native Li Jing agreed. She received her doctorate in education at the University of Southern California. Li said the way in which Chinese students pay for their tuition abroad has changed since she studied this topic in 2004.
“The majority of Chinese students received scholarships,” Li said. “Now, the majority of Chinese students pay their own way to come here to study.”