Just three Chinese students currently attend William Carey University, but that number will soon change.
William Carey has signed an agreement with China's Linyi Normal University to start an exchange of faculty and students between the two schools.
Twenty students from Linyi Normal, which has 35,000 students in the Shandong Province, will begin study at William Carey beginning in fall 2010.
William Carey President Tommy King says the agreement is unique for the school. He says while William Carey has had other exchange programs, it has never had a pact with an international university that allows for the pursuit of degrees at both schools.
King says he hopes the agreement, inked this week, will eventually lead to an international business program at William Carey with an emphasis on China.