NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Maximum Educational Opportunities, Inc. (g-MEO), an emerging growth company in the field of international education, announced that the Chengdu Municipal Government of Sichuan Province, China, as well as China's prestigious Sichuan University, will both offer scholarships to all incoming students at g-MEO's Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad, which will open for the Spring 2013 Semester. The Center was formed through an agreement signed by g-MEO and the Chengdu Municipal Government in November 2011 and subsequently Sichuan University as host institution for the Center.
"When you come to study in Chengdu, you will have the opportunity to witness and better understand China's vibrant economy, to experience the long and rich culture of China, to taste the unique and delicious cuisine of Sichuan, and to enjoy the beautiful natural environment," said Dr. Ge Hongling, Mayor of Chengdu, as he announced that the Chengdu Municipal Government established a special fund to award 10,000 RMB (about $1,500) to each student who attends the Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad.
Chengdu, with a population of close to 14 million, is the capital of Sichuan Province. It is one of the most important economic, transportation, and communication centers in western China. Chengdu was recently named one of the 13 emerging megacities in China in a July 2012 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, a research and analysis business unit of the Economist Group.
"Located on the Huaxi Campus of Sichuan University, the Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad enjoys strong support from the Chengdu Municipal Government. A partnership between g-MEO and the Chengdu Municipal Government, the Center will provide a great opportunity for American students coming to study in China. As one of the top 10 comprehensive research universities in China, Sichuan University will also provide scholarships to American students coming to study at the Center. I believe the center will promote cooperation between Sichuan University and American institutions of higher learning," commented Mr. Yan Shijing, Vice President, Sichuan University.
The Huaxi campus once hosted the former West China University of Medical Science, originally built as a private medical school known as Huaxi Xiehe College (West China Union College). It was established in 1910 by five Christian missionary groups from the U.S., U.K. and Canada, and offered courses in stomatology, biomedicine, basic medicine and clinical medicine. The new Chengdu Center is housed in one of the landmark buildings of the West China Union College, now completely restored to reflect its old glory while also equipped with all modern amenities.
Dr. David C. Chang, Chairman of the Board of Directors at g-MEO, added, "We are indeed grateful for these two fabulous scholarships: they help make our program more affordable, while at the same time making certain that this first-ever multi-university partnership in the history of Sino-American collaboration will be successful."
Co-founded in 2011 by Dr. David C. Chang, Chancellor, Professor and former President of Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), g-MEO is a corporation formed for the purpose of providing innovative study abroad programs in China for U.S. undergraduates. Through its partnerships with U.S. "home institutions" and Chinese "host institutions", g-MEO's programs offer its students unique opportunities to take undergraduate courses in English with credits fully transferrable to their home institution degree programs, with the study-abroad experience enhanced by local internships and other experiential learning programs.
For further information about the scholarships and g-MEO's study abroad programs, please visit www.gmeochina.com.
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