Why Study in the USA
Maybe you want the very best education available. Maybe you want to put your career on the fast track by perfecting your English and working with top professionals in your field. Whatever your reasons, one thing is clear – your next step is to come to the USA, which will help you achieve your goals and have fun!
You have read about the USA every day in the news, watched Hollywood films, listened to US songs and music videos and talked to people from the USA. Only by living in the USA can you truly become fluent in English and gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of US culture.
Life in the USA will probably be different from what you expect. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that the images from films and television programs are not always true. That is, Americans come in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes. Americans in general are very friendly and will be interested in learning about you and your country.
The US is a multi-racial and diverse place to live.
For any Chinese student, the USA has a lot to offer: the most prestigious, top ranked education anywhere in the world, eclectic cities and beautiful natural parks, artistic, cultural, political and athletic events, and a very multicultural population.
The land and people of the USA are incredibly varied. Wherever you choose to study, you will encounter a regional culture rich in history, local traditions and customs. The USA is a multi-racial society that is still absorbing new immigrants, which makes it a very dynamic and exciting place to experience.
US universities may differ from those in your own country in several ways. For one thing, classes are generally small. There may be as few as ten to twenty students in a class; an education in the USA gives you the personal attention you need in order to succeed. While in class, students are encouraged and expected to contribute to the discussion. Professors meet with students in their offices or even share coffee or meals with them. The close relationship between students and faculty serves to motivate students and fosters a personal approach to the curriculum. Studying in the USA gives you the opportunity to gain a mentor in your given career field which is an invaluable resource.
You may be surprised at your professors’ willingness to challenge authority. Academic freedom is one of the hallmarks of a US university. You will notice different perspectives on instruction. In the USA, students are trained to observe and analyze a problem, then solve it. You will be expected to listen to your classmates and challenge their points of view. The goal is pragmatic: helping you to gain confidence and developing in you the ability to organize and present an argument.
When you are studying in the USA, you will have many opportunities to join planned and informal activities with other students, such as hiking, skiing, museum visits, excursions to new cities, and USA tourist attractions. Imagine visiting New York and taking a ferry to the Statue of Liberty! This interaction with other students will enhance your language skills. Your fellow students will also teach you about US culture and about the diverse cultures represented on any US campus.
The Leading Edge
While studying in the USA, you will be exposed to some of the most up-to-date developments in technology. The USA is the leader in many areas of technology. You may be fortunate enough to meet, and even study, with the leading scholars in your chosen field. Why not study with the best?
Dr. M. Lee Goff, Professor of Forensic Sciences and director of the Chaminade Forensic Sciences program at Chaminade University received the First Award for Achievement in Forensic Sciences from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Chaminade大学法医学教授，M. Lee Goff博士，全美法医学会法医学成就一等奖获得者。
Studying in the U.S.A. will exhilarate you. It will change the landscape of your life permanently. We guarantee that you will return home changed: more confident, more open and knowledgeable, a citizen of the world with a much broader perspective!
Understanding American Education
American education offers a rich field of choices for the Chinese student. Within the USA, there is a large array of college and university programs and locations that the choices may seem overwhelming. To simplify the choices, a student must carefully understand how each program and location can fulfill the student's goals.
Study at a college or university leading to the Bachelor's Degree is known as "undergraduate" education and requires that the Chinese student has completed a recognized high school course of study. Study beyond the Bachelor's Degree is known as "graduate" school, or “postgraduate” education and requires that the student has earned a degree from a university in China that has been approved by the Chinese government. Advanced or graduate degrees include law, medicine, the M.B.A., and the Ph.D. (doctorate).
In order to pursue a degree program at a US college/university, every international student must demonstrate English Proficiency. This proficiency is normally determined by the student’s performance on one of two English examinations.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Generally speaking students must attain a score of 550 or more on the paper-based exam. Some universities, as well as programs within a university, may require higher scores. Scores less than 550 will not preclude study in the US; however, students will normally be required to enroll in an English Language program.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Generally speaking students must attain a score of 6.5 or more on the exam. Some universities, as well as programs within a university, may require higher scores. Scores less than 6.5 will not preclude study in the US; however, students will normally be required to enroll in an English Language program.
CAEC Mission Statement
To assist students from all parts of China in finding the right school, college, university or English language program in the USA which will meet the student’s individual goals and objectives.
The principals of CAEC have over 40 years of combined experience in identifying and recruiting students for "Study Abroad" programs in the United States. CAEC is in a unique position to offer current and pertinent advice to students from China.
The principals of CAEC are located both in China and in the United States.
Chuanliu Ni, Ph.D.
Dr. Chuanliu Ni – Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University – is CAEC’s Chinese representative.
He is primarily stationed in China, but spends significant time in the US.
Dr. Daniel A. Pavsek – Ph.D. in economics from Case Western Reserve University – is CAEC’s American representative; he is a former business school dean and former director of an MBA program. His experience in university administration and international recruiting places him in a very unique position to respond to the needs of Chinese students wishing to study in the US.
Daniel A. Pavsek, Ph.D.
CAEC’s Consulting Services
CAEC will provide professional educational assistance to Chinese students in support of obtaining acceptance into a US college/university. CAEC will provide the following assistance, including any other assistance as may be necessary from time to time:
1. CAEC will consult with the student and his/her parents to determine an appropriate degree program, including remedial English training programs if needed, at an appropriate college/university in the United States.
2. CAEC will ensure that the student possesses the minimum English proficiency as determined by the student’s college/university of choice.
3. CAEC will assist the student in preparing all application materials.
4. CAEC will review all application materials and documents to ensure a complete application packet so that the college/university will be able to quickly make a decision on the application.
CAEC Requirements for Assisting and Representing Chinese Students for Admission to US Universities
In order to ensure a successful outcome, clients are advised to begin the process at least twelve (12) months in advance of an anticipated start date and preferably eighteen (18) months before an anticipated start date. Although it may be possible to work on a shorter time line, CAEC cannot guarantee that all admission requirements will be met if the student chooses to commence the application process less than twelve (12) months in advance. It should be noted that some schools have an international admissions deadline of six (6) to eight (8) months prior to the beginning of the academic term in which the student wishes to enroll.
In order for CAEC to make an application to a US college/university on behalf of the student, the following requirements must be met:
1. Complete a CAEC contract.
2. Payment of applicable fees as outlined in the contract.
3. Complete a CAEC Application.
4. Submit two (2) official high school and/or university transcripts.
5. Submit official bank statement(s) indicating that the student has sufficient funds to support study abroad.
6. Submit a detailed resume.
7. Submit a copy of all standardized exams (originals will need to be sent to the college/university where the client intends to apply) that the student has taken; these exam requirements will vary from school to school and depending on the academic program other standardized exam scores may be required.