From our collective experience studying in different languages and cultures, the Shang Learning team has realized that there is a terrible trend in Chinese students studying abroad: they are wasting a critical opportunity, undermining their chances for a successful future – and they don’t even know it.
Many stay with Chinese friends, learn nothing about the world around them, remain uninformed about other cultures, and make no international friends. Some cheat the system and graduate without even really learning the language. In extreme cases, students end up returning to China to begin their academic journey all over again.
As a result, Western schools have implemented stricter standards to avoid cases of such “international failure”, resulting in a series of recent problems experienced by Chinese students.