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EducationUSA China

Beijing, China

Adviser Name(s):Christine Liu, Alex Lu, Steve Shen, Wendy Wu, Will Yang, Jenny Yu, Crystal Liu
Email:educationusachina@state.gov
Phone: (86-10) 6597-3242 | Fax: (86-10) 6597-3006
Mailing Address: EducationUSA Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy of Beijing, China No. 55 An Jia Lou Lu Beijing 100600, China (100600, 北京市朝阳区安家楼路55号, 美国驻华大使馆新闻文化处, EducationUSA China
Walk-Up Address: Suite 2801, Jing Guang Center, Hu Jia Lou, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100020 (100020 中国北京朝阳区呼家楼京广中心2801室) Please make appointment through EducationUSAChina@state.gov before you come to visit us.
Center Hours:Monday - Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
 Saturday - Sunday:  Closed

Center Website: http://www.educationusachina.com

Blog | YouTube Channel | Sina MicroBlog (Chinese Twitter)

Center Description: EducationUSA China

What is EducationUSA China?

EducationUSA China is the official, trusted source of information on studying in the United States. Based in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, EducationUSA China serves all of mainland China by offering online and mobile advising to Chinese students and their parents through their website, through Chinese social media, and through outreach programs coordinated with each of the U.S. Consulates. For U.S. higher education institutions, EducationUSA China offers a comprehensive menu of services in support of their Chinese student recruitment and institutional partnership-building efforts.

How EducationUSA China Works

Imagine a team of dedicated professionals online and on the road who work to empower Chinese students and their parents to make their own informed decisions about studying in the United States. EducationUSA China maintains a robust online presence. Students can get their questions answered and interact with one another on EducationUSA China’s social media. They can participate in webinars, workshops, pre-departure orientations, and information sessions hosted by U.S. schools partnering with EducationUSA China. Students and parents can also attend how-to workshops and themed programs throughout China, and they can even request that EducationUSA China create a program just for their school. Services to students and parents are always free.

EducationUSA China stresses the American cultural value of DIY. EducationUSA China provides all the tools, resources, and guidance that students and their parents need to feel confident in embracing American academic integrity, which will prepare them well for their years ahead. Parents trust EducationUSA China as a source of information because it is part of the U.S. Embassy, for sure, but in a country where guanxi (relationship) is important, EducationUSA China’s relationship with not just a few, but with all accredited U.S. higher education institutions, as well as with the professional organizations representing them, demonstrates the depth of EducationUSA China’s collective knowledge and the breadth and diversity of the U.S. higher education system.

Connecting with EducationUSA China

Follow EducationUSA China on Weibo, http://weibo.com/educationusa. That’s where instant advising happens and where EducationUSA China communicates with followers on a wide range of issues related to U.S. campus life.

Visit EducationUSA’s China’s website at www.educationusachina.com where students and parents can register to find toolkits and resources in Chinese. They can also post their questions online.

Visit the EducationUSA China blog, http://blog.sina.com.cn/educationusachina. There you will find up-to-date information, including scholarship and program updates, as well as frequent guest bloggers from the Chinese alumni and U.S. higher education community.

Participate in a webinar or webchat. EducationUSA China hosts U.S. higher education institutions to offer free webinars and chats focused on studying in the United States. Times and registration details are posted on the website, blog, and Weibo.

Visit the Beijing American Center. EducationUSA China holds presentations and workshops at their Beijing office.

Join us on the road. EducationUSA China works with each of U.S. Consulates to offer programming throughout China.

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On the Chinese high school college guidance counselor training day

Advising Center Services

Cost Service
Free One-on-one advising
Free Advising by appointment
Free Drop-in advising
Free Regularly scheduled introductory presentations / sessions
Free Computer / internet access/use
Free Library hours
 

Higher Education Fairs

1 Organizer: China Education Association of International Exchange (CEAIE)
Dates: 2014-10-25
Anticipated Audience:
For More Information: www.chinaeducationexpo.com/english/
 

Program Highlights

Embassy Officer U.S. College Fair

May 22, 2013, Guangzhou-- A number of Foreign Service Officers working at U.S. Embassy Beijing are invited to represent the schools they graduated from at the event. Participants can talk to them and ask questions about those universities and colleges. U.S. higher education institutions represented are encouraged to send materials here for the foreign service officers to use next time we host such an event.


EducationUSA China’s first ever Chinese high school college guidance counselor training was a great success

June 14 -16, 2013, Guangzhou – Working with South China Normal University and the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, EducationUSA China held its first ever Chinese high school college guidance counselor training in Guangzhou. 42 Chinese counselors coming from the high schools from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Haikou, Fuoshan, Nanning and Xiamen successfully completed the training consisting of a welcome reception and 10 sessions of presentations. The EducationUSA China’s advisers, Jenny Yu and Will Yang and the guest speakers, Ms. Dickie Hargrave, Assistant Director of International Recruitment of University of North Texas, Mr. Brad Hilbrich and Ms. Megan Ames, M.Ed candidates in Higher Education Administration and International Education Policy and Management at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Mr. Brian Asmus, Visa Officer of the Visa Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, Ms. Liu Yingna who is a current U.S. Fulbright student at Zhongshan University in Guangzhou and Mr. Guo Wanzhao, Director of Information Resources Center of Public Affairs Section of U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, provided them with the information about the U.S. higher education system, how to write a personal statement, how to write a good letter of recommendation, how to apply for a student visa, how to complete the U.S. university’s online application, how to apply for scholarship, the cultural differences between U.S. and China, myths and misconceptions, the ideal college candidate and the campus life. The attending counselors were very satisfied with the contents and arrangements of the training. The training was a great success and it created a good model that can be used in other cities in China. A network with the 42 counselors has been established which will greatly help EducationUSA China get the first hand information about the trend of student market in China and outreach the Chinese high school students.


2013 Open Doors Report Press Conference: Chinese Students at Record High Numbers

Nov. 14, 2013, Beijing – EducationUSA China hosted a special Mission-wide press conference to announce the results of the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Student Mobility. This year’s event was broadcast from the Beijing American Center (BAC) to 47 Chinese journalists participating at the BAC and via Digital Video Conference (DVC) at Consulates in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan. Education Officer & EducationUSA China Director, Erik Black, moderated the event that included a taped video message from EducationUSA China Special Advisor, Mona Locke, and remarks by Deputy Public Affairs Officer Lisa Heller, Acting Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs Lara Harris, and EducationUSA Regional Education Advising Coordinator (REAC) Christina Chandler. After reporting new Open Doors statistics on Chinese and American students, EducationUSA China premiered its new promotional video, a “5 Steps to Studying in the U.S.” animation, and its redesigned website (www.educationusachina.com). The panel then took journalists’ questions about U.S.-China educational exchange programs, Mission China’s policy on student visa issuance, current study abroad trends for younger Chinese students, scholarships for international students and employment statistics for foreign students who earn a U.S. degree. The press event resulted in over 25 media placements in media outlets throughout China reaching over 150 million Chinese.


EducationUSA China Inaugurated High School Principals Forum

Nov.22-23, 2013– Beijing - EducationUSA China hosted first-ever China High School Principals Forum in Peking University High School. 36 Principals, Vice Principals, Directors and Counselors from 15 high schools around Mainland China and 14 Vice President, Provost, Dean, Professor, Directors and Admissions Officers from 8 different types of U.S. Higher Education Institutions attended the 2-day forum, in which both Chinese and American participants actively engaged in a dialogue on multiple issues related to Chinese students studying in the United States. Both sides benefited greatly from the information exchange and relationship building for future cooperation. The forum sets up a new platform for China’s high schools and American international educators to explore best practices in preparing Chinese students for study on U.S. campuses as well as serves as a channel for EducationUSA China to strengthen ties with the participating schools and enhance its ability to bring the U.S. higher education community in contact with them in the future. This event was funded by a grant from the U.S. government.


High school guidance Counselors' Training in Shanghai and Dalian

March, 2014, Shanghai and Dalian-EducationUSA China organized two high school guidance Counselors' Training in Shanghai and Danlian. Both trainings were well organized in terms of training content and logisitics. A number of admissios officers from U.S. schools presented on a range of topics related to U.S. higher education system,how guidance couselors' should help students to study in the U.S. These addmissions officers come from all types of U.S. HEIs, including community college, large public research university, small private liberal arts colleges. Altogether about 100 high schools counselors/vice principals /pricipals attended the training. We firmly believe this types of training is a good ways to promote U.S. higher education and to build relationship with high school counselors.


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