Write an essay based on the following chart. In your writing, you should
1) interpret the chart, and
2) give your comments.
You should write about 150 words on the ANSWER SHEET. (15 points)
As is evidently demonstrated in the chart above, the 10 years between 2007 and 2016 have witnessed some remarkable changes with regard to the statistics of Chinese students studying abroad. To be concrete, the number of Chinese students to pursue a further study in other countries experienced a steady gain of 3.3 million, from roughly 120 million in 2007 to approximately 450 million in 2016. Meanwhile, the growth rate also ascended stably in the first 6 years and reached its peak in 2012, and since then that began to decline gradually.
What triggers this phenomenon? Maybe at least two reasons can be identified to contribute to this matter. But the most important one is that with the accelerating pace of the economy and society, parents in mounting numbers have possessed sufficient financial resources, which enables them to afford their children’s higher education in developed countries, as a consequence of which, an increasing number students choose to study abroad. Simultaneously, there is no denying that owing to even more desirable education facilities and atmosphere in advanced countries like the United States and British than those in our country, so that it is without wonder that an ocean of students would love to study overseas to equip them with a preferable education.
Taking what has been has been analyzed above into consideration, we may conclude that along with the development of globalization, it is feasible for students to make access to more opportunities to acquire education. Considering the data above, I am well convinced that there is no surprise to see more students tend to study abroad in the near future. Nevertheless, youngsters are supposed to treat studying abroad rationally. Although it is profitable for broadening people’s horizons, it may also lead an extravagant and meaningless life for some people. To some students, studying in our own universities is also a good choice.