ERIC Number: ED331366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Dialogue on SINO-US Educational Exchange. NAFSA Delegation Report, Fall 1990. Field Service Working Paper #18.
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.
This document reports on a September 1990 meeting held in the People's Republic of China (PRC) involving National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA) representatives and officials from: China's State Education Commission (SEDC); major Chinese universities; the bureaus of higher education in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou; the United States embassy in China; and the United States Information Service (USIS). The meeting sought to investigate issues relating to Sino-American academic exchange, including the return of Chinese students and scholars to China after program completion, and the issuance of visas. After an introduction, the report discusses: (1) the history and status of Chinese students preparing to study abroad and the role of the USIS in China; (2) student flows to the United States including the types of students, types of sponsorship, regulations, and the notarization of U.S. admissions documents; (3) American policies regarding the awarding of visas to students, scholars and their dependents; (4) issues relating to the return of Chinese students to China after program completion; and (5) future prospects on China/United States relations concerning educational exchange. Appendices include a list of meeting participants and their affiliations, information on Advance Parole for PRC Nationals, visa issuance rates, and exit procedures for Chinese students and scholars. The NAFSA delegation found that the flow of Chinese students into U.S. colleges and universities appears to be continuing undiminished. (LPT)
Descriptors: Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Foreign Policy, Foreign Students, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Public Policy, Student Behavior, Travel, Universities
NAFSA Association of International Educators, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20009-5728 ($5.40 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.
Identifiers: China; Foreign Students Home Country Reentry; Student Expectations