Foreign Students Storm the US: Five Facts about Who They Are
LaFranchi, Howard, The Christian Science Monitor
International students flocked to US colleges and universities in record numbers in the 2010-11 academic year.The number surged nearly 5 percent over the previous year, reaching 723,277, according to the latest annual "Open Doors" report by the Institute of International Education and the State Department. The jump suggests a global hunger for the cachet and opportunity afforded by an American college education - despite the high cost to families and foreign governments.Foreign students contribute more than $21 billion to the US economy in tuition costs, book-buying, and living expenses - making higher education a top US service-sector export, the report finds. The makeup …
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Publication information: Article title: Foreign Students Storm the US: Five Facts about Who They Are. Contributors: LaFranchi, Howard - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: November 14, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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