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Boston Education Group partners with leading higher education institutions to provide a range of educational services and programs primarily targeting Chinese higher education students. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, with affiliated operations in China, Its mission is to support students seeking high-quality, educational opportunities around the world. Its four primary divisions include the following:

  1. Bay State Education, offers educational counseling services for international students preparing to apply to college or university in North America. Bay State Education assists students seeking tailored guidance and support throughout the international enrollment and admissions process.

  2. JNC Summer International School, offers summer educational programs in China for students matriculated at U.S. institutions. JNC Summer International School works in close partnership with select accredited U.S. institutions whose faculty deliver a range of transferrable, credit-bearing courses taught in-person and/or online.

  3. CerStar Online Education, offers live-streaming classes in China with leading faculty from Ivy League institutions to students enrolled at China’s top universities. CerStar Online Education facilitates courses in a wide range of subject areas, including international business, managerial finance, financial accounting, AI, blockchain technology, etc.

  4. ZhongXin e-Commerce Boot Camp, offers an interdisciplinary digital marketing “boot camp” designed for lifelong learners in China who want to acquire essential “Industry 4.0” skills and knowledge. ZhongXin e-Commerce Boot Camp prepares China’s next generation leaders in business and commerce.

JNC is the largest international summer school of its kind in China.

Co-founded in 2011 by Ji’Nan University, a top ten university in China.

JNC Summer International School (“JNC”) offers college-level courses to students seeking to study abroad in China and Taiwan.

JNC education abroad program offering locations include; Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taichung, and Xi’an.

Offers high-quality courses taught by faculty from JNC’s academic partner institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

Each course also has a dedicated teaching assistant who assists faculty members.

Each JNC program offers approximately thirty, 5-week courses.

Courses are mostly first- or second-year offerings, with the majority fulfilling undergraduate general education course requirements.

About JNC Summer International School

In JNC summer international school, students are primarily Chinese nationals who are already matriculated in degree-seeking programs at U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. Summer study allows these students to jumpstart their progress to graduation while fostering peer networks in China to be leveraged upon their eventual return home to China. Enrollment represents a broad diversity of undergraduate students attending reputable institutions across North America, such as McGill University, Minnesota State University, Purdue University, University of Connecticut, University of Toronto, University of Washington, etc.

Instruction adheres to standard North American expectations for contact hours and credit.

Students typically enroll in the equivalent of 3 to 12 academic credits, for which, upon completion of the academic coursework, each receives an official transcript issued by the U.S. or Canadian partner institution. Students generally seek transfer credit pre-approval at their home institutions before enrolling with JNC. Due to prolonged travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, online course delivery has proven successful and popular among JNC students.

Partnership With Universities & Colleges

Boston Education Group (BEG) seeks to identify North American colleges or universities to serve as academic partner institutions with JNC Summer International School. BEG will work closely with these partners to develop and offer summer courses in China and/or Taiwan for undergraduate students.

About the Founder – Haohao Guo

Haohao Guo is a graduate of UMass Amherst and made history as the first international student to receive a full scholarship at UMass Amherst. Haohao has a background in financial management working for Deloitte as a CPA and the CFO of Massachusetts International Academy. In 2012, Haohao co-founded JNC Summer International School which has experienced robust growth over the years. During its establishment, JNC had an average annual enrollment of 2,000 students. JNC has maintained a 30% steady growth rate year-to-year for its ten years of existence. In 2021, JNC enrolled 4,500 students worldwide, while in 2022, the enrollment number further increased to 6,000 students.

In 2018, Haohao founded Boston Education Group to consolidate his engagement with four impactful international education initiatives namely, Bay State Education founded in 2019 for college admission counseling, CerStar Ivy streaming classes founded with Cernet Education of China in 2016 for distance learning, ZhongXin e-Commerce Boot Camp founded in 2020, and finally JNC Summer International School as aforementioned.

Connect with Boston Education Group today.

Gateway Resources

Episode 29: Cultural Lens on U.S. Higher Education: Analyzing International Perceptions of 'Anti-Woke’ Discourse

Dive into a nuanced exploration of the global discourse surrounding higher education in the United States. Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed international educators as we embark on a journey through the lenses of culture and international perspective, examining how global audiences interpret and engage with the ‘anti-woke’ discourse within the context of U.S. higher education. This engaging panel discussion will delve into the intersections of culture, ideology, and education, and the complex landscape of how international audiences perceive the ‘anti-woke’ narrative that has emerged within U.S. academia.

Whether you’re a senior international officer, or simply curious about the diverse viewpoints shaping U.S. higher education, this podcast episode will provide an invaluable space for critical analysis and insightful conversations.

Speaker Biography:

Fanta Aw is a distinguished leader in international education, renowned for her extensive contributions to global learning, cross-cultural understanding, and educational equity. With a deep commitment to fostering connections between diverse cultures and promoting educational excellence, she has significantly impacted the international education community.

Fanta Aw’s career has been characterized by her dedication to advancing global education initiatives, promoting diversity and inclusion, and nurturing partnerships that transcend borders. She has held influential roles in various organizations, advocating for the importance of international collaboration and learning experiences that empower individuals to navigate an increasingly interconnected world.

As a thought leader and visionary, Fanta Aw’s insights and expertise have shaped discussions on the future of international education, emphasizing the significance of equitable access, cultural exchange, and lifelong learning. Her work has not only elevated institutions but has also inspired countless individuals to embrace the transformative power of global education.

Date: September 14th, 2023
Time: 12 noon ET

Sponsored by:

Mark Beirn


An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.

Specialization Areas:

– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development


Stephen Appiah-Padi​


Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.

Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.

At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.

Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.

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Rosa Almoguera


Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.

Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.