Chinese Students in the U.S.

Last November the Institute of International Education published a report on international students in the United States and American students going abroad. According to the report, there were more than 880,000 international students enrolled in American institutes of higher education during the 2013-2014 academic year.

274,000 of those students (both graduate and undergraduate) were from China, meaning that Chinese students now make up 30% of all international students in American schools.

As you can imagine navigating the cultural differences can be challenging for both the American and international students.

The folks at Channel C have produced an interesting short film titled My “Foreign” Roommate: Muge and Katherine, about 2 roommates, one from China and one from the US, trying to figure each other out.

I think you’ll find it very enlightening.

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