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Visiting Students Program from China to Overseas Institutions

USIEA works with our over 70 Chinese partner universities to help students study abroad. From this network, we send more than 1000 students to overseas universities every year to attend non-degree programs.

Generally, students are enrolled into programs at overseas universities as “Visiting Students”. These programs in the United States are usually administered by Extensions, Schools of Continuing Education or Professional Studies. The students are directly enrolled in either language and culture programs, or university for credit programs, which allows students to transfer credits to their home universities in China. Students study at overseas University for either one quarter, one semester or one academic year and then return to their home university in China to complete their undergraduate or postgraduate education.   Sometimes students study 4-8 weeks Summer Session programs offered by overseas universities.

Rather than working with a wide range of overseas partner universities, USIEA only works with highly selective institutions from major English speaking countries in order to ensure our efforts are focused, and that students receive quality support. Currently, USIEA places students in the following universities:

US universities:

Boston University
Columbia University
The George Washington University
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of Pennsylvania
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Canadian universities:

University of Victoria
University of Toronto

UK universities:

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Australian universities:

The University of Adelaide

It is worth noting that unlike most study abroad agents in China, USIEA does not recruit students using mass marketing practices. USIEA only recruits students from Chinese universities which are part of our selective network. This ensures that students who school abroad are of the highest caliber, and will succeed while overseas.


Benefits to Chinese Students

- Short term exchange opportunities to learn language and culture;
- Opportunity to transfer overseas university credits to home university to stay on track for graduation;
- Strong foundation for applying to overseas universities for further study, such as a Master’s or PhD program.

Benefits to overseas Institutions

- Efficient: USIEA is one point of contact, which facilitates exchange of information with 70 Chinese universities;
- Effective: Potential and stable source of visiting students at the undergraduate level from a large pool of Chinese universities, with dozens to hundreds of students per year;
- Assurance: Reliable and quality students from government accredited Chinese universities;
- Quality: Every student is screened and interviewed by USIEA, and application documents are verified by USIEA;
- Potential: Visiting students are very likely to apply for Master’s degree programs at a later stage.

Study Abroad at University of California, RiversideStudy Abroad at Columbia UniversityStudy Abroad at University of California, San DiegoStudy Abroad at University of Wisconsin-MadisonStudy Abroad at Boston UniversityStudy Abroad at University of PennsylvaniaStudy Abroad at The George Washington UniversityUniversity of Cambridge International Summer ProgrammesStudy Abroad at The London School of Economics and Political ScienceStudy Abroad at University of TorontoStudy Abroad at The University of AdelaideStudy Abroad at University of Victoria

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Xiaoxuan Zhang
Xi'an International Studies University

While studying at Columbia University, I was taken to the real science. This is not the "textbook science", but science at the frontier. With the inspiration from the professor, I started trying to solve the critical problem independently and the process has been full of excitement. No doubt the spirit of independence and the capacity of foresight would be indispensable for my future life. Columbia University is definitely an amazing place to improve you at the fundamental level.
Duo Guo
Xi'an Jiaotong University

The UC San Diego ELI(Intensive Business) program brought me not only the experience studying in a world class university, but also the friendship with all my Extension teachers, international classmates and some acquaintances who own super awesome working experience to share. Studying in this program, my English, especially business English skills, got improved, which will make my job hunting easier. I am just so glad to be in part of this program.
Yun Chen
Zhejiang Gongshang University

You live the same way as others and feel comfortable in home country.Only those who have studied in a foreign country understand the opportunities and the challenges you have to confront. Never give up and you will obtain not only knowledge but also the courage to face uncertain future.
Xin Zhou
Tianjin University of Finance and Economics

I had a really wonderful time at CELOP and made a lot of friends that I still keep in touch with today. My instructors were great and taught me a lot both inside and outside classroom. I also had a conversation partner who was very helpful in improving my English. My experience at CELOP really helped me learn more about American culture and schools which has allowed me to succeed in my current position. I wish I could go back and study there again and again. You will never forget your experience here.
Qian Wang

If you ask me what the most awesome activity is while I study at Metropolitan College Boston University in regards to academics, my answer is definitely networking events and professional conferences. Boston is home to many institutions of higher education like MIT, Harvard, and Boston College. Every year an increasing number of elite specialists in different industries from all over the world come to Boston for specific events. I joined Aite group for internship, and worked as a full-time employee. Even though the project I was assigned was a little bit tough for me, I learned a lot from my teammates. Thanks to this certificate program, I entered a small international arena to learn from different people from different countries.