Did you know that over a BILLION people in the world speak some form of Chinese? Or that Mandarin (*gasp* NOT English) is the most widely spoken language in the world! From these statistics alone, you can begin to imagine the magnitude of how important it is now to form close US-China relations, and to continue these relations in the future.
Through the 100,000 Strong Initiative, the US Government is working hard to dramatically increase the number and diversity of students studying abroad in China. Both Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, as well as First Lady, Michelle Obama are strongly advocating towards strengthening these student relations in order to build these necessary bonds of trust and understanding.
Not only is Beijing listed in our top ten favorite places to study from our recent review rankings, but another Chinese city was listed as one of the most budget friendly places to study abroad. Check out the full rankings list to find out which city that is!
Another reason why flying across the big pond to the second largest country in the world is a great idea right now? Because Abroad101 has partnered up with IEM Study Abroad and is giving away $10,000 in scholarships!! All you need to do is compose a brief, yet compelling paragraph as to why you deserve to study in China, then invite all your friends on Facebook to “Like” your post! The top three people with the most number of “Likes” will be a few thousand bucks closer to China!
Opportunities to study abroad in China are as great as they’ve ever been, so why not take advantage of the resources available to you and make that decision now to become an ambassador of your country and start building relations with a nation that is and will continue to be a dominant global force.
But before you start mapping out your journey through the Great Wall of China, visit Abroad101 to check out reviews from previous students who have studied in China so you choose the city that suits you best!