ERIC Number: EJ825457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-21
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Foreign Students Pour Back into the U.S.
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.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Middle Class, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Foreign Countries, Student Recruitment, Federal Aid, Student Mobility, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Education Level: Higher Education
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