Students say US still No 1 for studying abroad
The US remains Chinese students’ top destination for studying abroad despite a slight sag in popularity, according to a recent survey.
Of 21,352 interviewees aged 15 to 36, 26.8 percent of those who plan to study abroad prefer the US down about 1.3 percent from last year’s survey, according to the annual report on trends in education abroad by China student recruitment agency EIC Group.
“The main reason behind the small decrease may be that the destinations of studying abroad are getting more diverse,” said Jin Ran, chief marketing officer of EIC Group, which has put out the education-abroad forecast for the past six years.
In spite of the US’s popularity dip, Jin emphasized that its leading position is still unthreatened.
“In general the US still takes the lead as the No 1 country choice to study abroad for Chinese students. (Photo 4)
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