Understanding the Chinese International Student in Massachusetts

Report
Understanding the Chinese
International Student in
Massachusetts
December 14, 2012
Focus on China Workshop
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
Panelists
Rich Doherty
President, Association of Independent Colleges
and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM)
Willis Wang
Vice President & Associate Provost for Global
Programs, Boston University
David Elwell
Director, International Student and Scholars
Office, Brandeis University
National Statistics
• Total International Student Enrollment
2010-2011 Academic Year = 723,277
2005-2006
= 564,766
2000-2001
= 547,867
• Chinese Student Enrollment in the U.S.
2010-2011
= 157,558
2009-2010
= 127,628
• 21.8% of Total International Enrollment
• 23.5% Increase
2011 Institute of International Education, Open Doors: Report on International Educational Exchange
Massachusetts Statistics
• Massachusetts is 4th highest host State
(California, New York, Texas)
• Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH metro
o 3rd largest international student enrollment
(Metropolitan Statistical Area)
o New York-Northern NJ-Long Island; Los Angeles
o Los Angeles, CA
• Places of Origin
(China, India, South Korea, Canada, Taiwan, Turkey, Japan, Germany,
United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia)
• Chinese Students in Massachusetts
2010-2011
= 38,698 (9.6% increase from 09-10)
2011 Institute of International Education, Open Doors: Report on International Educational Exchange
Brandeis Statistics
• Overall international student population
o 1132 enrolled full-time students (graduate and
undergraduate)
o 171 on practical/academic training post-degree completion
o 118 countries
o China
o Undergraduate = 141
o Graduate = 210
o Practical/Academic Training = 36
• International Scholars
o 224 international faculty/researchers/visiting scholars
o 41 countries
o China = 36
Brandeis International Enrollments
2000 - 2011
Brandeis International Enrollments - 2000 to 2011
2000-2001 2005-2006
2008-2009
2009-2010
2011-2012
Total International
Students
559
742
884
1010
1132
Total Undergraduate
172
237
248
317
419
Total Graduate
387
505
636
693
713
79
111
164
197
351
Total UG from China
1
6
21
53
141
Total GR from China
78
105
143
144
210
Total from China
Brandeis International Enrollments
2000-2011
1200
1000
Total International Students
800
600
Total from China
400
Total UG from China
200
Total GR from China
0
2000-2001
2005-2006
2008-2009
2009-2010
2011-2012
ISSO Functions
• 6 full-time staff
• advising and support on academics, cultural adjustment
• visa issues and employment, personal health/health
insurance
• programming to enhance the educational experience
and learning about American history and culture.
• two scholarship programs
o Wien International Scholarship Program
o Brandeis Davis-United World College Scholars
Program
o ISSO Open Doors Host Program for new international
undergraduate students
Economic Impact
• NAFSA: Association of International Educators
publishes annual economic impact statements
by State (and by Congressional district)
o http://www.nafsa.org/Explore_International_Education/Impact/Data_A
nd_Statistics/What_Is_the_Value_of_International_Students_to_Your
_State_in_2012_/
• International students and their dependents
contributed approximately $21.81 billion to the
U.S. economy
• Based on tuition and estimated living expenses,
enrollment data for each college/university
Economic Impact (State Economy)
• Massachusetts
Total International Student Enrollment = 41,258
Tuition/Fees =
$1,221,118,000
Living Expenses =
$907,731,000
Dependent Expenses =
$28,481,000
Less U.S. support =
-$668,133,000
TOTAL
$1,489,198,000
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
“The Economic Benefits of International Students to the U.S. Economy – Academic Year 2011-2012”
http://www.nafsa.org/_/File/_/eis2012/Massachusetts.pdf
Economic Impact (State Economy)
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Brandeis University
Northeastern Univ.
Boston University
Harvard University
MIT
Suffolk University
Babson College
Bentley University
$48,460,000
$262,322,700
$251,252,800
$148,983,200
$135,581,300
$57,218,700
$51,217,400
$51,304,900
NAFSA: Association of International Educators - “The Economic Benefits of International Students to the U.S. Economy – Academic Year 2011-2012”
http://www.nafsa.org/_/File/_/eis2012/Massachusetts.pdf
Corporate Benefits of College/University
Partnerships
• training of workforce (interns as well as
full-time employees)
• Chinese language training of US employees / ESL
training for Chinese employees in US
• cross-cultural communication/management training
• connection with networks of college/university
faculty/researchers/alumni
o business opportunities in China
o access to university resources/research
labs/faculty/specialists
College/University benefits of
corporate partnerships
• access to specialized research facilities
(consortia agreements)
• connections with alumni in the workforce
• potential corporate donations/support
• internship / co-op / job placements for students
Consortium Partnerships
• Colleges of the Fenway
• Worcester Consortium
• Massachusetts Workforce Board Association /
Workforce Investment Board
o Linking business, community organizations,
colleges/universities to meet common goals
• Workforce / employee development
• Shared resources / infrastructure
• Faculty expertise from the classroom to the workplace
• Workplace experts sharing in the classroom or at
campus forums/presentations
Consortium Partnerships
• Education and training of the workforce
• Internships / Experiential learning opportunities
o International students looking to opportunities to learn
American business perspective
o Gain U.S.-based experience – highly sought after by
Chinese companies and multinational companies in
China
 U.S. educated, trained, experience
 Language fluency – Chinese, English
 Personnel management skills across cultures
• Alumni connections / networking
o Essential in the U.S. and in China
Colleges/Universities as
Education “Tourist” Destinations
• Not just degree programs
o theater/movie productions, museums, sporting
events
o Short-term, specialized professional training or
education activities
 Brandeis in the Berkshires; Brandeis Institute for
International Judges; Brandeis Summer Institute
for Israel Studies
 Global Trade Summit – hosted by Brandeis
International Business School with many business
partners in MA, linkage with Governor’s Office
Engaging Students/Scholars
as “Tourists”
• Get to know MA --- true tourism
• Visiting families – current students, prospective
students, graduation ceremonies
• Marketing to the student budget
• Marketing to visiting scholars/researchers…..and their
families
o Short term visitors (dissertation research,
teaching/research sabbaticals), but trying to reel them
back for future business or tourist opportunities
o China Scholarship Council
o Chinese Government funding for student research (usually at
graduate level) or professional research/development (for
researchers or teaching faculty)
Government Landscape
• Focus on retention of “best and brightest”
graduating from out U.S. Colleges and
Universities
o STEM – STEM Jobs Act
o Competition from other countries
• Chinese Government incentive program
–recruit U.S.-educated Chinese to return to
China enhance the expertise and growth in
business development, higher education
• Scientific research hubs – Singapore,
Germany, Scandinavia
Government Landscape
• “100,000 Strong Initiative” – U.S. State
Department and Chinese Ministry of Education
o www.state.gov/100000strong
o Scholarships for current U.S. college/university
students to study in China
o Funding through the China Scholarship Council
• U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People
Exchange (CPE scholarships) – partnerships with
direct university partners in China
• Educating U.S. students to be active participants
in the global economy
 Build essential competencies – integrated into the curriculum
Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR)
• Entrepreneur Pathways Resource Center
o “A Resource for Immigrant Entrepreneurs”
 http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/eir
 Resource for those who want to start a
business in the US and have a centralized
resource for how to participate in this initiative
and navigate the visa issues.
o waiting to see if will provide additional visa
options for entrepreneurial activity
o USCIS engagement on EIR – tentatively
scheduled -- Boston, MA – May 2013
Resources
• Institute of International Education (IIE)
Open Doors Report and Data
http://www.iie.org/en/Research-andPublications/Open-Doors
• NAFSA: Association of International Educators
“The Economic Benefits of International Students to the
U.S. Economy”, 2011-2012 Economic Impact Analysis
Report”
http://www.nafsa.org/Explore_International_Education/
Impact/Data_And_Statistics/What_Is_the_Value_of_
International_Students_to_Your_State_in_2012_/
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