To reflect the latest situation and features of Chinese students studying abroad and analyze hot issues arising from the process, Center for China and Globalization (CCG) organized and compiled Annual Report on the Development of Chinese Students Studying Abroad No.3, which consists of five parts, namely General Report, Investigation Report, Regional Report, Features Report and Appendix.
    The General Report reviews international students as a whole picture and gives particular attention to Chinese overseas students in 2013 and summarizes new features of Chinese students studying abroad as popularity, diversification and individualization. In addition, this part emphasizes the trends of Chinese overseas students, attempts to propose to transfer “studying abroad bonus” to “talents bonus” in order to contribute to Chinese economic and social development.
    Investigation Report is divided into three sections: a survey on graduates who are about to study abroad in 2013; a survey on Laureate International Universities students concerning about the university of future; a report on the experiences of Chinese students in the United States.
    Regional Report introduces the situation of Chinese overseas students in North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia, including the amount of students, the popular majors, the reasons to study abroad and the latest policies on studying abroad.
    Features Report analyzes the Times Higher Education University Ranking 2013-2014; reviews international students in China concerning tuition fee and grant aid policy; discusses the experiences of Chinese students studying in Singapore under Singapore’s government-sponsored scholarship schemes; examines entrepreneurial model of Chinese students in Japan; reviews the history of international schools in China; reflects on the problems arising from studying abroad and evaluates the consulting agencies for studying abroad.
    Appendix provides Times Higher Education University Ranking 2013-2014 list, introduces prestigious universities worldwide as well as popular majors, and concludes with an assessment framework of consulting agencies for studying abroad and indicators for reference.


    General Report

    B.1 New Characteristics of Studying Abroad: Popularization, Diversity and Individualization
    Global Outlook of Overseas Education
    Current Status and Trends of Chinese Students Studying Abraod in 2013
    Promoting Studying Abroad Pays Dividends at Home

    Investigative Reports
    B.2 Survey on Chinese Undergraduate Students Study Abroad in 2013
    B.3 Laureate International Universities: 2014 Survey on “The University of the Future: The Student Perspective”
    B.4 Experiences of Chinese Students in the United States

    Regional Reports

    B5. China’s Study Abroad Situation in North America
    B6. China’s Study Abroad Situation in Europe
    B7. China’s Study Abroad Situation in Oceania
    B8. China’s Study Abroad Situation in Japan, South Korea and Other Asian Countries

    Feature Reports

    B9. Refection on Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013~2014
    B10. Tuition Fee and Financial Aid Policy of Foreign Student
    B11. Observations on Singapore’s SM1, SM2, SM3 Scholarships and PRC Scholars’ Experiences
    B12. International Students Policies in Japan and the Models for Their Entrepreneurship
    B13. The Development of International Schools in China
    B14. Rethoughts on Current Chinese Students Studying Abroad
    B15. The Current Situation, Problems and Challenges of Study Abroad Consulting Agencies

    B16. Famous Universities and Popular Specialities
    B17. Postscript

General Report

New Characteristics of Studying Abroad: 
Popularization, Diversity and Individualization

Abstract:Many factors influence the growing frequency of transnational student mobility on a global scale. On the one hand, the expansion of middle class in emerging economies and the increase of governmental scholarships provide constant momentum to the prosperity of global education. Studying abroad has transformed from an activity for the elite to an option for the more general public. On the other hand, many developed countries face the aftermath of economic deflation. So, they rely heavily on the tuition fee and living expenses of international students. At the same time, as technology develops and globalization progresses, new methods for studying abroad emerge, becoming more diverse and individualized. Chinese international students are the largest in number of all overseas students, especially in the undergraduate and high school level.

Key Words: study abroad trends, talents, bonus