Overseas Education College (OEC), formerly called International Education Exchange College, was formally founded in 2011. As an independent institution, OEC is responsible for foreign students’ admission, academic affairs, routine administration and organizing Chinese international education. In 2014, the number of foreign students reached 900; they are from 82 countries of 5 continents and include undergraduate, postgraduate students, as well as language students, advanced students and post-doctors. English-taught programs are MBBS, International Economics and Trade, Business Administration (BBA), Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering and Process, Pharmaceutical Science, Material Science and Engineering, Food Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Chinese Language and Literature etc. OEC has established a scholarship system and is now providing students with scholarships of different types: national-level CSC Scholarship, Confucius Institute Scholarship, provincial-level Jasmine Scholarship, Jiangsu University President’s Scholarship, School Scholarships and Enterprise Scholarship.
OEC pays attention to cultural inheritance and therefore organizes foreign students to take part in various activities in and outside university, trying to help foreign students understand Chinese culture and feel the happiness of study in China. The Jinji Lake Dragon Boat Race, Singing Talent Competition for Foreigners in Jiangsu Province, New Year’s Long-distance Running in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu University International Cultural Festival, Jiangsu University “Chinese Bridge” Competition etc., all these brand activities receive broad media attention every year. “Universal Hand-in-Hand Association” affiliated to OEC occasionally holds different activities or events which help foreign and Chinese students communicate and build up an internationalized atmosphere on campus.
Through hard endeavor, OEC has witnessed the achievements: two OEC students awarded “Jiangsu University Excellent Graduate” in 2014; two OEC PhD graduates awarded “Jiangsu University Excellent Dissertation” in 2014. Two OEC students got superior results in “Many Languages, One World” Writing Competition and went to a forum of United Nations and gave their speech.
We believe that through excellence of all aspects, we could make Jiangsu University an ideal and happy place for foreign students to study in China.