Been admitted to a school stateside? The top US envoy welcomes you


By Joseph Yeh, The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The de facto U.S. ambassador on Wednesday gave his congratulations and a welcome to Taiwanese students who had received admission offers from one of the over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher learning in the U.S. In a press statement addressed to Taiwan students who received admission to U.S. universities, Kin Moy, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said that over one million foreign students were currently in U.S. higher education institutions, maintaining the United States’ long-standing position as the world’s top host nation for international students.

The U.S. was also a top choice for Taiwan students, Moy said, with more than 21,000 of them studying there last year.

“This is a testament to the unmatched quality of American higher education in the eyes of international students and their families and the excellent students here in Taiwan,” he said. “As the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan, I personally encourage those of you who have received offers of admission to accept this life-changing opportunity and join your peers in experiencing the unique value of an American higher education,” Moy added. He also suggested that students visit http://www.ait.org.tw/en/nonimmigrant-visas.html to learn more about the visa process as soon as they receive their I-20 application form. More information is available on the AIT EducationUSA website at http://www.educationusa.org.tw.