The key differences between Indian and Chinese students studying in the US

  • 9th September 2014
  • 655 Views
The key differences between Indian and Chinese students studying in the US

7 hours ago

India and China already compete over global influence and natural resources. Here’s a new area of rivalry—the number of students each has in America.

From 2008-12, India sent 168,034 students to the US, accounting for 15% of the total foreign students studying there, according to a new Brookings Institution report. This number is second only to China’s 284,173 students enrolled in various programs in US universities during the same period.

The reasons students from the two countries opt to head to the US are different, though. Most Indian students arrive in the US to complete a graduate degree. Very few—only 10%— attend an undergraduate or doctoral program. On the other hand, 44% of Chinese students head to the US as soon as they finish secondary school and pursue research more often than Indian students.

As for choice of disciplines, technical programs, known as STEM (short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are a clear favorite for Indian students. Around 32% of Indian students are enrolled in engineering programs, compared with just 17% of Chinese students. In fact, Hyderabad is the top source of STEM students in the US with 20,840 students (though the city’s figures might be inflated by other factors). Overall, non-technical programs are more popular among Chinese students, with 61% of them enrolling in non-tech subjects like business and marketing.

Indian students’ love of technical subjects isn’t surprising, given India’s thriving outsourcing industry. The country has more computer programmers than Silicon Valley.

However, obtaining an education may not be the sole reason Chinese students flock to the US. After completing their education in the US, most Chinese students don’t want to move back to China, thanks to a cocktail of adverse political and social factors back home. They wish to stay and work in the U.S. first—and this temporary stay often translates to a longer or a permanent stay. A study by consultant Bain & Co. shows that around 60% of wealthy Chinese want to leave China.

Attitudes in India are markedly different. Indians graduating abroad aren’t as apprehensive about coming back to the country due to political or social considerations. In fact, when it comes to India, it seems that a cycle of reverse brain drain is slowly kicking in. Many Indians are returning home to work in investment banks, consultancy firms and large media organizations.

http://qz.com/258353/the-key-difference-between-indian-and-chinese-students-studying-in-the-us/

 

Please follow and like us:

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

RSS BIDD

  • Kako je Fejsbuk u Srbiji počeo borbu protiv lažnih vesti 7th August 2020
    Dok jedni smatraju da su društvene mreže jedina slobodna platforma koja podržava slobodu izražavanja, drugi kažu da one predstavljaju oružje za prljavu borbu lažima sa neistomišljenicima. Nedavno je kompanija Fejsbuk u Srbiji objavila rat lažnim vestima, uz pomoć AFP-a i Istinomera. Novinarke Frans presa Katarina Subašić i Marion Dotri tokom jula otkrile su 13 lažnih […]
  • COVID-19 vaccine developed in Austria – produced in Scotland 5th August 2020
    Skip to content Leigh Turner Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna Part of UK in Austria 5th August 2020 Vienna, Austria COVID-19 vaccine developed in Austria – produced in Scotland “When we started to develop our vaccine candidate we needed to push; now there […]

RSS Diplo Portal Belgrade

  • #EUzaTEBE radio vesti – 07.08.2020. 7th August 2020
    EU info centar · #EUzaTEBE radio vesti za 7. avgust 2020.preuzmi (9 MB, mp3, audio/mpeg, 320kbps, 44,1kHz) The post #EUzaTEBE radio vesti – 07.08.2020. appeared first on Diplomatic portal.
  • Kako je Fejsbuk u Srbiji počeo borbu protiv lažnih vesti 7th August 2020
    Dok jedni smatraju da su društvene mreže jedina slobodna platforma koja podržava slobodu izražavanja, drugi kažu da one predstavljaju oružje za prljavu borbu lažima sa neistomišljenicima. Nedavno je kompanija Fejsbuk u Srbiji objavila rat lažnim vestima, uz pomoć AFP-a i Istinomera. Novinarke Frans presa Katarina Subašić i Marion Dotri tokom jula otkrile su 13 lažnih […]

Catalog of Destroyed and Desecrated Churches in Kosovo ( VIDEO )

How Belgrade based diplomats use Digital Diplomacy and Internet 2016

Diplo Portal Belgrade

Please follow and like us:
Scroll Up
error

Enjoy BIDD? Please spread the word :)