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Overseas study fair slated for Sunday
    2016-10-12  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Anna Zhao

    anna.whizh@yahoo.com

    An overseas study fair will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Wuzhou Guest House in Futian District to provide tailored counseling on education at overseas schools and institutes.

    The fair will have educational experts introduce popular institutes in Britain, North America, New Zealand and more, with focus on preparations for the 2017 spring study season. A wide range of overseas education counseling, from primary schools to postgraduate programs, will be offered.

    Officials from the culture and education office of the British Council will elaborate on Britain’s latest policies for Chinese students. Recruitment representatives from overseas institutes will also be present to provide counseling and experts will offer tips on how to score high on the IELTS.

    Students can also apply for interviews with overseas institutes at the fair.

    Statistics from the fair’s organizer Amber Education indicate that the number of students studying overseas has risen 2 to 3 percent year on year in the past four years, half of which are high school graduates seeking a college degree and 30 percent of which are middle school students.

    Rising pressure from college enrollment in China is a major driving force for the unabated rush for overseas schools, in particular, high schools that offer pre-college programs, said Amber Education, a Hong Kong-based study institution with more than 15 years of experience in the field.

    Yang Xiao, general manager of Amber Education’s Shenzhen office, said more Chinese parents have realized that sending their child to an overseas school is just a beginning and how their child could become integrated into local life, receive a degree and acquire all-round development is more important.

    “Traditional overseas study services that offer ready-made packages are hardly satisfactory to Chinese families’ rising demands for overseas study services,” Yang said, adding that customized, tailor-made plans based on a student’s characteristics and a schools’ education advantages are the future for overseas study services.

    As an increasing number of Chinese families are sending their young children to study overseas, many families are also taking the chance to invest overseas or immigrate. Catering to their needs, the fair will set up an area for immigration and overseas investment counseling.

    A number of boarding schools explaining what life would be like in their schools will also be at the fair. Young applicants can take character tests at the fair to see if they would be suitable for certain subjects of study.

    Amber Education said it’s high time that students aiming for a U.S. college should get themselves prepared because many U.S. colleges have different policies and deadlines for applying for the 2017 spring study season.

    

    Time: 2-6 p.m., June 12

    Venue: Shenzhen Hall, Wuzhou Guest House, 6001 Shennan Boulevard, Futian District

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