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East Meets West: Chinese and Other Asian Students Studying Abroad in the U.S. -- Apr. 16


An academic conference at NYU looks at the challenges and opportunities facing Asian international students studying abroad in the United States.

Asian Student Studying Abroad in US

Chinese and other Asian international students are identified as the biggest and fastest growing foreign student populations in the American education system. From elementary to post-secondary education, they account for 35 percent of all international students in the U.S. Collectively, Chinese and other Asian international students are paying over $1.5 billion a year into the U.S. educational system. But because of cultural and societal differences, these students often experience culture shock when they study in the U.S.

The Silver School of Social Work at New York University – together with the P.E.A.R.L. Institute, Thinker Education, and the NYU Office of Global Services – will hold a one-day conference on Monday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. This timely and informative event is open to the media. Please contact the NYU press officer listed with this announcement. Visit here for full conference details.

The conference will examine two important related areas -- the problems faced by Chinese and other Asian international students studying abroad in the U.S., as well as solutions for these problems. The conference will help professionals (social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, guidance counselors and educators) understand promising and effective interventions to assist Chinese and other Asian international students who study in the US to acclimate and succeed, along with the health and mental health risks faced while they study outside their home countries.

Morning panels will be devoted to defining the problem from key people in the field. Afternoon panels will be devoted to presenting solutions for professionals who work with Chinese and other Asian international students. An opportunity to hear from personal perspectives (students, families and loved ones) will also be part of the conference.