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Studying in China is a serious and expensive undertaking. Consider carefully how your studies China will fit into your long-term educational and professional aspirations, as well as your personal goals. Your experience as an international student will likely be a life-changing and fulfilling one, but you need to take many internal and external factors into consideration before you start packing your bags.


Use our definitive checklist below to make sure that you find the best fit for you:


  • What are your goals?

  • Quality and other educational factors

  • What will an education in the China cost?

  • Access to heath care

  • Housing options in China

  • Location and climate within the China.

  • Safety issues

  • Social activities

  • Practicing your religion

  • Are you prepared to live in another country?




What are your goals?


What are your reasons for wanting to study abroad? You should think about not only the ways in which studying in China will enrich your multi-cultural and personal life, but also how it can bolster your educational and professional goals. Students pursue higher education, in their home country or abroad, because it will help them achieve any number of goals later in life. These goals may include professional advancements, a higher-paying job, or a broader range of cross-cultural knowledge, adaptability and experience.


As you define your educational and professional aspirations, here are some questions to consider:


  1. Am I willing to spend this much time (at least a year or more) in higher education?

  2. Will institutions of higher education, professional licensing boards, and potential employers recognize my Chinese credentials at home when I return?

  3. Is the knowledge that I gain during my study in China readily transferable to situations in my home country?

  4. Will the technological expertise I acquire in China be of use at home?

  5. Is there a need for my chosen profession in my home country?

  6. Would acquiring an international educational base of knowledge and experience give me an edge over others working and/or competing for jobs in my field?

  7. Will I earn enough in this profession to justify the investment?

  8. Is the training and/or education that I am seeking in China available to me in my home country?

  9. Will spending time abroad cause me to miss potential opportunities at home?

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