A Cheated Future
How Study Abroad Agencies in China Give Students False Hope of a Future Abroad
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More than a half million Chinese students were studying overseas in 2016. Agencies which charge extortionate sums to arrange for students to go abroad sometimes lack transparency in the way they operate. As a result, many students have seen their hopes dashed and their dreams of a future outside China all but broken.

Divided into four major sections, this project is devoted to tell how the business of study-abroad in China was originated, the problems and concerns along the way of its development and it’s current situation from both the angle of customer and of the practitioners.

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Remarkable events in the history of Chinese study-abroad market.


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Where the business originated

Early 2000s

Frauds and chaotic market in the 2000s


Current situation of the market

Inside the Industry

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