Their economy booming, Chinese students head to US

November 18, 2008

COLUMBUS, OH–Chinese students are enrolling in U.S. universities in record numbers, encouraged by aggressive recruiting combined with China’s booming economy and growing middle class. Their enrollment grew by 8 percent in the fall of 2006 and by 20 percent last year,  full story
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Mason praises its ESL success

November 7, 2008

MASON, OH–Mason City Schools officials say their teachers of English as a Second Language are top-notch. Teachers help English learners ease into their new American lives, starting with school life. “We’re working hard to get our kids into the mainstream,” said Pat Sutton, director of Mason’s program. There are 343 students in the program from 38 countries who speak full story
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OU’s international student population reaches all-time high

October 23, 2008

ATHENS, OH–Following a three-year trend of increases partly because of recruiting efforts aimed at Chinese undergraduates, Ohio University’s international enrollment reached a record high this year. Preliminary fall 2008 international enrollment is 1,451 — up from a final count of 1,256 last year, according to the Office of Institutional Research, which won’t have final numbers full story

‘American life’ just out of reach for residents

October 23, 2008

ATHENS, OHIO–Since Ohio University began requiring international students studying English to live in Scott Quad this year, some residents feel isolated from the larger student population. Students participating in the Ohio Program of Intensive English — a ten-week program that includes 280 international students this fall, or 19 percent of total international enrollment — full story