The Madeleine Brand Show for June 3, 2011

Chinese agents help students gain access to American universities

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Students sit in a class at the New Oriental Education and Technology Group.

An industry has sprung up around the demand for Chinese students by U.S. universities. Chinese students pay top dollar to go to American colleges. In China, hundreds of agencies have sprung up to help students get into US schools. Fees run into the thousands of dollars. But some students find that when they get here, they've been misled. Bloomberg News reporter Daniel Golden has been investigating this business of bringing Chinese students to the U.S., and he joins us from Boston.


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