It’s official! According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s quarterly report, Chinese students account for 29 percent of all foreign students studying in the United States.

These 287,260 Chinese students are greater than the total number of international students coming from Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, and South America combined!

It would be interesting to find out how many of those application essays were ghostwritten by foreigners like the contributor to this Forbes’ article.

Boston University provided an amazing piece on its Chinese students. With in-depth student profiles, interview videos, and beautiful web design, the article is well worth your time to read.

You’re sitting down, right? Good. Because you’ll need to be when you read about Chinese students’ crazy car purchases at the University of Oregon. Every year, there are at least 2-3 of these articles, but this one is especially outrageous. One student in the article reported flying into town, getting an apartment and picking up his $115,000 new car.

No matter how many Lamborghinis they have at college, many Chinese students still find US driving laws and customs confusing. While carefully obeying the majority of traffic lights, one UC Irvine student tried to outrun the cops by accelerating to speeds upwards of 115 mph!

As the saying goes, the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Could this be true for an international student? In an effort to convince Chinese students to stay in on-campus housing, Boston University has added 15 Chinese dishes to its monthly dining hall menus.

There’s no better time than Chinese New Year to experience the melding of Chinese and US culture. Visit our Facebook page and scroll down our timeline a bit to find some fun CNY celebration photos from boarding schools.

That’s a wrap for February.




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(Links in order of appearance)

Student And Exchange Visitor Information System General Summary Quarterly Review

Almost One-Third Of All Foreign Students In U.S. Are From China

Ghostwriting For Chinese College Applicants

China, A Generation Comes To Learn, And Returns To Build

Foreign College Students Bring The Bling To Eugene

U.S. Driving Laws, Customs Confuse Some International Students

UC Irvine Student In Custody After Police Pursuit Ends On PCH

Dining Services Adds Dishes To Menu To Accommodate Chinese Student Population

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