U.S.-style university blossoms in China

Dec. 4, 2007
After only nine years, enrollment at SIAS International University has grown to 16,000 students

Nine years ago, Shawn Chen launched SIAS International University in Xinzheng, China, with less than $2 million, 250 students and a healthy dose of gumption. Today, the school has more than 16,000 students and nearly 50 buildings -- including a Roman amphitheater, French and Italian restaurants and an administration hall with a domed Capitol-like facade on one side and a Forbidden City tableau on the other. The school's faculty of about 700 includes 119 foreign instructors, mainly from the United States. They teach English, history and literature and help students with debate club, cheerleading and marching band -- things unheard of in this country.

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