Recruiting in China Pays Off for U.S. Colleges

By JACQUES STEINBERG, excerpted from NY Times

Dozens of American colleges and universities are seeing a surge in applications (and similar brochures) from students in China, where a booming economy means that more families can pursue the dream of an American higher education. read more.

By Karin Fischer, Chronicle of Higher Education, excerpted

When Li Zhou visited Washington last month, he didn’t take in the sights. He stuffed envelopes, hundreds of them, addressed to college-admissions directors across the country.

The associate director of college counseling at a Beijing high school, Mr. Li needed to make sure his students were on the radar of American colleges. Among his current crop of 10th-grade advisees, 150 out of 500 already are planning to earn their college degree in America. read more

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