Analysis of Current Overseas Study Market
Difference between Chinese and Canadian Education Systems
education system employed by Canadian universities is quite different from that
of Chinese universities. On the one hand, it is more flexible and thus easier
for university students in many countries to choose their major and related
courses. On the other hand, Canadian universities are very strict about
studentsí» required courses and credits. In China, the main courses have been
set by various schools ranging from primary schools to universities except for
some electives, and the students just need to learn as what has been planned.
After Chinese students enter a foreign university, they must face tens of or
even more than a hundred courses they have to carefully choose from. If the
students are not certain about their majors, or they doní»t know clearly which
credits their majors require, they may easily get confused. It is possible that
they may find the credits they have gotten are invalid after their hard work,
which is a waste of both time and money as they then have to stay abroad much
longer than they expected.
is these differences between Canadian (and other foreign systems) and Chinese
education systems that make studentsí» learning longer and more expensive. More
importantly, the students may get frustrated when they study abroad. Most of the
students who study abroad are the ones who failed in university entrance
examination in China, and studying abroad should be a chance to enhance their
confidence. However, the repeated or invalid study is an inevitable
psychological burden to the students.
Canadian National Education Exchange Centre Inc., 2006