The Growing Number of Foreign Students in America


“So many campuses are used to having very large numbers of Brazilians, very large numbers of Saudis, and now they need to think more about diversification,” said Allan Goodman, president of the institute. “You can’t count on that steady stream any longer.”Students from China and India made up nearly half of all international students last year, reaching a combined 530,000. Their numbers have continued to grow, but at a much slower rate than in previous years. Iran, the only nation in President Donald Trump’s travel ban with heavy numbers of students in the US, sent 12,600 students here last year, an increase of about 3 per cent.

The top states for international students remained unchanged last year, with California topping the list followed by New York, Texas and Massachusetts.

The report found that the number of Americans studying abroad grew by about 4 per cent, marking another year of slow but steady growth. Their top destinations were the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and France.

About 325,000 Americans studied abroad last year, while nearly 1.1 million international students came to colleges here.

Source: The Telegraph

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