China is beginning to dismantle school programs that prepare students for studying abroad in what seems to be an effort to cut its students off from Western influences.
The government has reportedly ordered some high schools to remove their international programs, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Getting into an elite college is more cutthroat than ever. Ivy League institutions like Harvard and Yale, and top universities like Stanford and MIT have around a 7.4% admission rate for a pool of around 40,000 applicants. Similarly, small, top liberal arts colleges like Amherst and Bowdoin accept less than 15% of over 8,000 applicants every year.
So is getting into one of these schools an indication of your success and your shot at landing an enviable, lucrative job when you graduate?