Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Top U.S. universities that worked to overcome reputations for serving only children of the American elite in recent generations are now pushing to do the same internationally.
With more undergraduates coming from overseas than ever before, Yale, Harvard and other schools -- with help from the U.S. State Department -- are reaching out in new ways to attract students of more varied backgrounds.
No country is receiving more attention than China, which sends far more students to the U.S. than any other country.
Admissions officers regularly travel to China, and a student-run organization at Harvard University holds college-style seminars annually for dozens of Chinese high school students. At Yale, international students are deputized as "ambassadors" to talk with students when they return home on breaks.