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'Pay-for-Play' in U.S. Admissions Travel to China?

December 5, 2016
 
 

The latest in a series of Reuters articles about international admissions fraud examines what one critic describes as a “pay-for-play” arrangement through which Chinese education companies gain direct access to U.S. admissions officers for their student clients. The article explores how two American consultants for three major Chinese education companies have recruited dozens of U.S. admissions officers to come to China to meet with the companies’ student clients, with most of the travel costs being picked up by the companies. Two of the companies -- New Oriental Education & Technology Group and Dipont Education Management Group -- have been accused by former or current employees of engaging in college application fraud, accusations both companies deny.

 
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