Students studying in the United States about the study abroad experience: spent 4 million do not know what year

[Abstract] hogae often see such reports in the newspapers: “the United States spent 5 million Yuan, after returning only 5000 Yuan a month.” While his parents never told him to get a good job “back” but hogae used to have in mind when “back to this”. “I think this life is done, I spent 8 years in the United States of 4 million Yuan, when can I earn 4 million? ”

In 2015, hogae graduated. This time, he decided not to apply for H1B lots for the return to work.

Return to work after six months, hogae often has nightmares. Dreamt during an interview just to speak was the interviewer like thunder when ordered to stop. It is not the most horrible dreams, and he once dreamt he was covered with blood, shouted for help but no one around, after waking nightmares, he was covered in sweat.

Studying in the United States for 8 years, hogae was determined to remain in the United States after graduation. Eventually he chose to return home. “I believe this is the right choice. “Hogae says he hopes his experience can help parents who plan to send their children abroad to study some more rational.

Hogae wears black-rimmed glasses seem so gentle, 27, his fluency in English and Chinese. Hogae’s parents being in the hardware business in Shenzhen. In 2008, finished high school hogae was admitted to University of Rochester Simon school finance, which began a study abroad trip.

Arrived in the United States, hogae was a 17 year old teenager. He looked like a deer lost their way into the forest, living with aunt arrangement in the United States. A year later turned on University life does not give him excitement in your imagination. “My English is good, but the courses are very hard, like hieroglyphics. “Hogae fear most is that in the first half of panel discussions and answering questions, he felt a little too much, he had to set up a training class.

“I almost forgot my mother looks like”

Class, hogae to an invisible barrier, students sat in class, local students who sat on the other side, sit with white students, black students sit together, as only a single Chinese face in the class, hogae feeling isolated. In a group discussion, no one is willing to and hogae points in a group, he wanted to join another group of South American and African students, but was turned down. During that time, hogae depressed, with plans to drop out. He sought psychological counselling to school of Chinese students organization, urged on by several sister, abandoned the idea of dropping out.

Hogae once specifically asked several American students, why have a prejudice against Chinese students, their answer is China’s unruly students, like to drive their cars showing off. But it seems to hogae, this is their pride prejudice. “Campuses in the United States, driving luxury few Chinese, Chinese students I know, quality is very high. ”

Read a year of College, hogae found their own circle of contacts or Chinese students, no friend of the United States. “Maybe it’s because of cultural reasons, Chinese students will cook together over the weekend and sing k. ”

4 years in the United States, parents only see him twice, “I almost forgot what mother look like. I don’t even think they have no time. ”

One day receives three rejection letter

During your senior year, hogae used 3 months in a row without a break for a day, every day in the library, dormitory 2.1 lines, graduate dissertation proposal after the report was handed over to tutors, instructors feel that topic no new ideas, repeatedly changing his fifth selection is approved by the teacher.

Is looking for a job with the paper. Hogae’s only advantage is good spoken English, but this advantage is not in the United States. Most frequently when hogae interview with 4 units a day, one in the morning, and two in the afternoon. But the interview was a special blow to him confidence things, and sometimes he would receive 3 rejection letter, then he is afraid to open mail. In July 2013, he interviewed a man named financial data analysis firm, just read half of your resume, sit diagonally opposite the interviewer let him stop him, said the interview was over. “Did not give any reason. “Hogae spread out his hands, and made helpless.

Six months, hogae whole lost 30 pounds, father a few phone calls urging him to work every day and paper thing. His father asked him to remain in the United States, while his mother supported his return.

Go crazy for a work visa

If you want to stay and work in the United States, you must obtain H1B work visas. H1B work visas every year, 65,000, there are 20,000 for master’s degree students, together with 85,000. In 2016, the success rate of Chinese students is 8.4%, first ballot success rate even lower, at 5%. “Graduate success rate is higher, around 33%. ”

“H1B ballots really decided the fate of the moment, as you like it, you can access parents a trip over the United States, tied in the whole future will be overshadowed, even has the dead heart. This means that you may have to leave the United States within a year. ”

2013 hogae was defeated in the first draw. After much thought, he has to apply to graduate school, this is his last chance to stay in the United States. “A lot of foreign students in the United States did not intend to graduate, but because graduate H1B success rate will be much higher, therefore, had to choose to go to graduate school. Master’s degree, spent 400,000 yuan each year. ”

“I believe that the home is the right choice”

In 2015, hogae graduated. This time, he decided not to apply for H1B draw, he wanted to return home. Hogae found that decline in value of overseas, if you are applying for a job does not pay attention to overseas work experience, students an advantage than a disadvantage, because sea turtles do not have experience working in China.

But hogae believes he is the right choice. China now is very much low level is not a problem, is better than staying in the United States when a fringe group. “I believe that the home is the right choice. If I don’t have enough experience, you can accumulate. ”

Hogae often see such reports in the newspapers: “the United States spent 5 million Yuan, after returning only 5000 Yuan a month.” While his parents never told him to get a good job “back” but hogae used to have in mind when “back to this”. “I think this life is done, I spent 8 years in the United States of 4 million Yuan, when can I earn 4 million? ”

Today, hogae in Hong Kong, find a job, because his parents in Hong Kong. His goal is to find a monthly income of more than 30,000 yuan in the future.

Speaking of 8 years of education experience, hogae loud sigh: “now parents must send their children abroad to study or think clearly, why send children abroad? In order to save face is to allow children to earn more money in the future? To send their children abroad to study whether it is conducive to the child’s growth? ”

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