China is the top country for international students in the US, with more than 274,000 Chinese students at US universities. Many Chinese parents save up a lot of money for their children to study abroad. Is it worth ?
Too many Chinese parents think a foreign education is best for their kids. I often feel this is a mistake because the education in China is very good too. I think this will change. Chinese universities will improve and more smart kids will study in their home land in the future.
I went to study abroad when I was 17. I went to UK from Russia. In the First year, I met many Russian students in my college and we spent much our time shopping and enjoying coffee. I studied sometimes, but it wasn't until two years later that I realized that my English hadn't improved. I couldn't understand my lessons. I changed my mind and started studying hard.
There is a perception that American education is the best in the world. Chinese parents send their kids to American colleges. American education teaches creativity. Chinese education is based on memorization.