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Chinese Education Delegation Visits Purchase College

Date Released: 5/29/2008

Purchase College will be one of the Westchester County colleges participating in the first foreign delegation visit hosted by “Study Westchester,” the consortium of higher education institutions organized by the Westchester Export Assistance Center and the Westchester County Association on June 2, 2008.  Forty education advisors from Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, China will be visiting Westchester colleges and universities to learn about educational opportunities. 

In China, it is common for a family to employ an education advisor to help their child apply to college in the United States.  The advisors help with the application process and suggest particular schools, so their role is very important. 

The delegation will visit five campuses in Westchester: Mercy College, Manhattanville College, Purchase College, Pace University and Berkeley College.  During the lunch break at Pace University, the campuses not being visited will make a presentation to the delegation. 

Study Westchester is a collaborative consortium of higher education providers in Westchester County, NY whose goal is to promote Westchester as the most desirable destination for U.S. bound international students. Participating members include Berkeley College, the College of New Rochelle, the College of Westchester, Iona College, Manhattanville College, Mercy College, New York Medical College, Pace University, Polytechnic University, Purchase College and Westchester Community College.

Study Westchester was formed in 2007 under the auspices of the Higher Education Committee of the Westchester County Association. For more information on Study Westchester, visit

The Westchester Export Assistance Center, the local branch of the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a federal government agency dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized New York companies (located in the Hudson Valley, Capital Region and North Country) develop international markets.

The Westchester County Association Inc. is a business-based membership organization committed to addressing public policy issues with respect to business advocacy and economic development on behalf of the region’s corporate and not-for-profit organizations.