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Springboard international schools

China traditionally considers itself a meritocracy. Educational opportunities are supposed to be decided solely by performance. In practice, this is not always the case. For many Chinese, education abroad is still seen as a guarantee of prosperity. The widespread assumption is that anyone who has enjoyed a few semesters at a renowned foreign educational institution will end up with the best job prospects. And this is often still true. On the Chinese job market, many graduates today still compete more with diplomas and certificates than with their skills.

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