Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE) is an institutional unit of the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (JPDE). JESIE originally operated as the Division of International Exchange of Jiangsu Education Committee and changed to its current name in 1997. In 2014, approved by the Department of Personnel of Jiangsu Province, a new title of Jiangsu Education Center for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Education Exchange was added to the JESIE portfolio. Throughout the ensuing 20 years of sustained progress, JESIE has emerged as the largest professional and comprehensive organization engaged in educational services for international exchange in Jiangsu.
JESIE, along with its affiliates, was the first government intermediary organization in China to obtain the requisite approvals from the Ministry of Education to provide consultation services for self-financed students wishing to study abroad. JESIE also provides private entry and exit services on behalf of the Ministry of Public Security. Furthermore, JESIE has been granted approvals by the State Administrations of both Foreign Experts and Foreign Affairs to recruit and recommend foreign teachers on behalf of and to Jiangsu schools, colleges and universities. JESIE also has the qualification to check educational certificates issued by overseas universities. JPDE has licensed JESIE to issue non-degree Sino-international joint educational qualifications. In addition, JESIE operates the Training and Research Center for Overseas Study for the Ministry of Education, a training center for TEFL in China granted by the State Administrations of Foreign Experts and a TOEFLibt (Test of English as a Foreign Language) testing center.
JESIE operates a number of subordinate units including: Jiangsu JESIE Center for Educational and Cultural Exchange; Jiangsu International Education Consulting Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu College for International Education; Jiangsu Education International Travel Service; JESIE-Goethe Language Center; and JESIE-Institute Nebrija. Four offshore training centers have been established in the UK, Australia, Canada and the US.
JESIE provides a diverse range of services, including those delegated by JPDE: Teacher Training Program (Overseas); International Teachers Recruitment Program; Teacher Training Program (Jiangsu); Jiangsu International Forum for School Principals; Scholarship Program for Undergraduates Studying Overseas; educational exchange and cooperation between Jiangsu and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. JESIE also operates some self-developed programs, including: Study Tours; Study Abroad Program; International University Pathways Program; language training; and Overseas University Selection Counseling Service. On average, JESIE provides services for more than 50,000 people annually.
In recent years, JESIE has consistently outperformed providers of similar services at the provincial level throughout China in several categories, including study tours, teacher training, international teachers recruitment, undergraduate students’ overseas study, international conferences for school principals, construction of offshore centers and investment in running private schools.