Students learn to improvise, be creative and resourceful when navigating through a new culture
"I have been teaching at MAIS since 2008 and working with applicants and students since 2011. MAIS impresses me greatly in that it is a unique program integrating graduate school, overseas employment, TESOL certification, travels, adventures, cultural experience, and networking opportunities in a fast-paced and ever globalized society."
"At MAIS, I have never ceased being amazed and inspired by the discipline, commitment and focus our students have displayed both academically and professionally. When our students are in China, their cultural sensitivity is further honed and their vision toward their future is brought into sharper focus. The MAIS experience helped our students dig deeper into their own potentials. Students learn to improvise, be creative and resourceful when navigating through a new culture. The research opportunity, the teaching, the interaction with the local communities in China, and their pursuit of a meaningful M.A. degree at an accelerated environment, have all contributed to make the MAIS journey an unforgettable one for all who have gone through MAIS and who are eager to start each year."
"I feel proud and blessed assisting the MAIS students in stepping closer to their dreams in life."
-Dr. Yi Schuler
MAIS Associate Director
I was deeply impressed by its practice oriented curriculum
"MAIS in CUI is a unique and pioneer program integrating higher education and field work in China. I was deeply impressed by its practice oriented curriculum, and by the students who are more enthusiastic and realistic, but less romantic or critical in viewing China and working in China than most students I know in the West. The teamwork of the faculty is outstanding and very productive."
-Dr. Thomas Ni
MAIS Faculty and Adviser
"The MAIS program has forever changed my life. My experiences of living and teaching in China are priceless. I learned so much about the person I am and want to be. I was able to teach my family about a distant foreign culture, we as Mexican Americans, knew very little about. I am a first generation college graduate, and wanted to further my education with a Master’s of Arts in International Studies. That was one of the best decisions of my life. As a new mother I look forward to raising my son a citizen of the world. The MAIS program helped instill that deep inside me."
-Samatha Camacho (cohort 2007)