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Your monthly intake of education news from all around China. 
June 2022

"Runology"

Hi everyone,

Compared to the tumultuous May, June has been relatively calm. This month, we look at some study abroad trends in China and other pieces of news that caught our attention.

Staying or Going?

To go or not to go, that is the question. On one end, there is such an urgency to leave that “Runology” has become a trending term in the Chinese Internet world. Spurred by COVID lockdown policies, leaving the country to study or emigrate has become more attractive for young Chinese, though whether they act upon it is still up in the air.

On the other end, new analyses show that demand drivers for outbound Chinese students are weakening. Growth has been slowing in recent years and may soon peak. Other factors play into this downward trend, such as difficulty obtaining visas, perception of degree inflation, and more. 

In other admissions news…

Data shows that machine learning and AI usage increase international admissions conversions from 3% to 7-8%. Automated functions like chat boxes help manage large inquiry volumes; AI-supported admissions also analyze large amounts of data to find the “best fit” student.

New policy changes and technological advances also help international students with their academic dreams. Dartmouth College replaces loans in financial aid packages for undergrad students with grants. This is part of the school’s same campaign that offers need-blind admissions to international students.

In additional good news, quarantine requirements for overseas arrivals have been lowered in various Chinese cities. There is hope in the near future for more international exchange events, counselors entering China, and more!

Our Top 4 Articles

Admissions officers can take advantage of new technology to help manage the growing volume of international applicants.
Analysts say that outbound Chinese students are peaking and look into the impact of this trend.
What exactly is this new phenomenon called "Runology" and what does it entail?
Check out the newest COVID quarantine requirements for those arriving in China from overseas.
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