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为什么成立这样的非营利组织?

根据OpenDoors®的数据显示,2020-2021年度,在美国的国际学生人数较上一年度下降约15%,总数降至91.4万人。这一下降趋势似乎在数年前就已经出现端倪,自2014年起,赴美留学人数增速逐年放缓,在美留学生总人数在2018-2019年度到达峰值109.5万人,最后在2019-2020和2020-2021年度加速下跌。

在拜登-哈里斯政府上任前,在“逆全球化”政策的影响下,当时美国政府制定一系列限制F1签证、OPT、H1B签证的政策和提案,致使留学和移民方面遭受到了不小的影响。新政府上任以来一直致力于推行更加开放包容的移民体系,并推翻了多项上任执政时期的不友好移民政策。但在疫情的笼罩下,美国社会出现的民粹主义、种族歧视、针对亚洲人犯罪等一系列显著问题都似乎削弱了赴美留学的意愿。

除了政府制定政策层面应该更加为国际学生着想,在美国社会和民间也应该出现为国际学生这个庞大群体发声并争取更多权益。在这样的大环境下,CISI应运而生,作为非营利组织将会无差别的义务服务每一位希望得到帮助的国际学生,特别是中国留学生。CISI将会在美国社会民间扮演国际学生守护者的角色,为国际学生做最强的发声。
国际学生赴美留学的第一要务是学习,CISI也将致力于为国际学生提供免费择校、奖学金申请、实习与就业方面的指导,并利用技术手段打破信息不对称和语言障碍的阻隔,传播更多留学美国的知识。

Borad Members

Pengxuan Chen

President
Pengxuan grew up in Shanghai and went to the United States for her master's degree. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, she started her career as a civil engineer. Her passion for construction and technology led her to her current role as a software product manager at Bentley Systems, Inc., with a focus on SYNCHRO, Bentley's construction project management solutions. As a former international student herself, Pengxuan understands the challenges of living and studying overseas. She aspires to lead in her capacity as President and continues to contribute to the international student community with her fellow colleagues at CISI.

Weili Xu

Secretary
Weili is a lifelong learner and traveler. He has always been fascinated by different cultures and ways of life, so when the opportunity to study abroad presented itself, he jumped at the chance. Although it was a rewarding and life-changing journey, studying abroad comes with its own set of challenges. Having seen and experienced numerous hardships, Weili is strongly motivated to help every international student to get the best out of this extraordinary journey. Weili graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017 and currently serves as the secretary of the CISI.

Ling Almoubayyed

Treasurer
Seeking an academic degree in a foreign country could be exciting but difficult and frustrating at times. As a first-generation immigrant, Ling Almoubayyed hopes to help international students transition to the US easier and more pleasant and becomes a resource for those who need guidance and mentorship. Ling holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in urban design from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently works for SmithGroup as Project Architect.

卡内基国际学生学会是什么样的组织?

卡内基国际学生学会(Carnegie International Students Institute Corp. 简称CISI)是注册于美国宾夕法尼亚州、获得美国联邦税务IRS认证的并且由众多卡内基梅隆大学校友支持的501(c)(3)非营利组织,CISI致力于国际学生在美国学业和事业的发展。

作为非营利组织将会无差别的义务服务每一位希望得到帮助的国际学生,特别是中国留学生。CISI将会在美国社会民间扮演国际学生守护者的角色,为国际学生做最强的发声。CISI也将致力于为国际学生提供免费择校、奖学金申请、实习与就业方面的指导,并利用技术手段打破信息不对称和语言障碍的阻隔,传播更多留学美国的知识。