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ERIC Number: EJ825457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-21
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Foreign Students Pour Back into the U.S.
McMurtrie, Beth
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n13 pA1 Nov 2008
This article reports that the number of international students enrolled in American colleges in the fall of 2007 shattered previous records and represents the largest one-year increase in decades, according to new data from the Institute of International Education. Educators and government officials say the bounce indicates that hostile student-visa policies, weak recruiting efforts by colleges, and insufficient government support are things of the past. A weak dollar, the growing number of internationally mobile students, the lack of higher-education capacity in key source countries like China, and a rising middle class in those same countries have also helped fuel the growth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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