Thousands of Chinese students seek a degree from a U.S. university every year. To understand this influx of Chinese students and what that means for the student, we talked to Tess Robinson, Founder and Managing Partner of TEAM Education Consulting Company. Robinson works with international students in the higher education space. She explains why so many Chinese students are applying to and studying at U.S. colleges and universities. Robinson also discusses the challenges these students face when applying to American universities, as well as when attending.

Check out the video below to learn more about what it’s like to apply to and study at a U.S. college or university as a Chinese student.

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