Friday, October 26, 2012

Global Reach of the HNC

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center Office of International Admissions based at SAIS in Washington is responsible for recruiting and admitting international students to the HNC while Nanjing University manages the enrollment of citizens of the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

HNC Cafeteria
What do we mean when we say our office admits "international" students?  These applicants are mostly American but about 15% of students each year come from countries other than the US and China.  This year we have students from Australia, the UK, Canada, Korea, Russia, Germany, New Zealand, Ireland, and Italy.  While the official name of the HNC is the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, the students there are truly international and activities at the Center reflect this diversity. For example, there have been Spanish and French language tables in the HNC cafeteria and the China-Latin America Roundtable Series at the Center also included a trip to the Brazilian Embassy in Beijing.  Post-graduation, 51% of international students move to the US, 33% remain in China, and 16% relocate to other countries (the top three include Singapore, the UK, and South Korea). 

HNC at Yonsei University
In an effort to increase the diversity of this global community, the HNC Office of International Admissions is expanding our international recruiting efforts.  For years we have been recruiting in Vancouver and Montreal but this year added Toronto to the schedule.  Last year we recruited in Korea for the first time and over the summer we visited Singapore and Vietnam.  In the coming weeks, admissions representatives will also be traveling to England, Italy, and Mexico.  

For our readers overseas, where should we go next year in our search for qualified applicants with advanced Chinese proficiency?  If you would like to speak with an admissions representative in your city or university, send us an email with location suggestions and we may consider adding them to our fall 2013 recruiting schedule!