US Graduate School Fair opens at Jilin university
Officials and representatives stand for a group photo. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]
The US Graduate School Fair opened on Nov 21 at the Jilin International Studies University or JISU – located in Changchun, capital of Northeast China's Jilin province.
Representatives from a dozen American universities and officials from English standardized test organizations introduced their graduate programs and study abroad opportunities in the US.
Some 300 students from various colleges attended the event.
The fair, hosted by the US Consulate General's office in Shenyang and organized by JISU, aims to bridge the gap between American higher education, and universities and students in Northeast China.
Stanislas Phanord, public affairs officer of the US Consulate General in Shenyang, delivered a speech at the event.
He said Chinese students were very welcome in the US and the fair provided a great opportunity for students to learn about American graduate school education.
He emphasized that studying in the US meant pursuing an experience that went beyond the classroom – in effect for participants to be cultural ambassadors while enjoying the benefits of an international education.
A student learns about higher education in the US. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]
Wang Sheng, a senior student majoring in Business English, has had the goal of studying abroad, especially in the field of business at Northeastern University in the US.
Currently preparing for the TOEFL exam, he mentioned that the US Graduate School Fair had been an extremely beneficial experience for him.
Wang highlighted the opportunity to interact directly with representatives from various American universities, allowing him to gain detailed insights into their business graduate programs, including course offerings, teaching resources and internship opportunities.
To date, JISU has established cooperative relationships with over 10 American universities, including New Jersey City University and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
These collaborations include academic exchanges and dual-degree programs, as well as short-term study programs that provide students with diverse opportunities for paid internships and practical experiences in the US.