As the first innovative program for overseas students in China, Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad was co-established in 2012 by the Chengdu Municipal Government and Global Maximum Educational Opportunities Inc. (G-MEO).
So far more than 480 students from 33 higher education institutions in the US have had the sponsorship of G-MEO to study at the center.
Students talk about life in Chengdu
Chengdu is my favorite. It is a modern metropolis, and on everyone's face there is always smile. It makes me feel at home.
―Alexander Gulino, from the American University in Washington DC
It's super convenient to use Wechat Pay and Ali pay. With a cellphone, you can buy whatever you want at almost all convenience stores here.
―Justin T. Murray, now an intern at a company in Chengdu
I can feel people's willingness to help us, even though I do not understand Sichuan dialect. I am going to learn traditional Chinese characters in summer vacation.
―Rhiannon Toole, from University of Rhode Island. She speaks fluent Chinese.
What professors say
For me, I like to be part of Chengdu culture. I don't want to be a tourist here…I like the feel to be part of the communities, and that's why I spent most of my time hanging out with my Chinese friends here.
― Andrew Guth, professor of public policy and global issues
Chengdu is a mega metropolis that I have got accustomed to over the last four years.
―John G. Dulmage, professor of psychology at the G-MEO Chengdu center
I really like the diversity of the neighborhoods of the city, where you can enjoy interesting architecture and cultural practices.
―Richard Nisa, professor of geography at Fairleigh Dickinson University