After admissions personnel from the University of Chicago visited Kaiwen to provide application instructions, admissions heads from Dickinson College and Washington and Jefferson College, two liberal arts colleges, went to Kaiwen on March 27 to talk face–to-face with the senior students.
During the meeting, Brian D. Atkins, head of International Admissions of Dickinson College described the college’s international teaching, intelligent green campus infrastructure, and practical curriculum, and explained the college’s application requirements and employment profile.
Presentation by Brian D. Atkins, head of International Admissions of Dickinson College
Brian D. Atkins discussed the college’s core International Business Management major, and emphasized its international teaching strength. He pointed out that the college had over 40 overseas exchange programs and 13 overseas learning centers in 24 countries on six continents. Two-thirds of its students will join overseas learning programs for at least one semester and 25% of its students will study abroad for one year. Students can choose to do an internship in Washington, D. C. or New York while studying at the college, and the college will provide various support and guidance.
Presentation by Kristin Crosby, head of International Admissions of Washington and Jefferson College
Kristin Crosby, head of International Admissions of Washington and Jefferson College emphasized its outstanding performance in small-class teaching. She said that students can keep in close contact with professors they like, and professors can help them with academic research and internship programs. Kristin Crosby also detailed the college’s Magellan Project and the ELI Summer Program for international students. She noted that the college will offer qualified students the opportunity to enroll in the project or program.
Kaiwen's grade-9 and grade-10 students attended the presentations.
After listening to the presentations, Kaiwen’s students asked questions about the subjects and majors that interested them. Brian D. Atkins and Kristin Crosby answered the questions in detail.
In addition to making admissions presentations, the two directors came to fully understand Kaiwen’s teaching situation and curriculum. They also expressed their appreciation of Kaiwen’s small-class teaching practice, which resembles those of the two liberal arts colleges. During their visit, Brian D. Atkins and Kristin Crosby were deeply impressed by Kaiwen students’ proactive performance and English proficiency. They welcomed Kaiwen students to apply to their colleges.
Dickinson College is a private liberal arts college in the top 50 U.S. liberal arts college rankings. It was established in 1783 as the first liberal arts college of the new nation by Benjamin Rush, one of the drafters of the United States Declaration of Independence. Currently, the college has 42 majors and about 2400 students. The teacher-student ratio is 1:9.
Washington and Jefferson College
Washington and Jefferson College is one of the oldest and most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the United States. It is ranked as one of the top 100 liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Over the last two centuries, thousands of graduates from the college have become leading figures in various fields. It ranks high in terms of the number of graduates who are working as attorneys, doctors, and medical workers in the United States.