Record High of International Students in US
The number of international students in the US hit an all time high this academic year.
According to the annual Open Doors report, published by the Institute of International Education, universities are increasing their recruitment efforts for international students in the US, and it’s working!
The 2008/2009 academic year saw an 8% increase in the number of international students in US colleges and universities, reaching a record high of 671,616. This marks the biggest jump in international student enrollments since 1980/81.
With avid promotion of the benefits of higher education in America by the Department of State, the number of international students in the US will only keep rising. There are more than 400 EducationUSA advising centers throughout the world that help match international students in US schools that best meet their needs.
With the growing number of international applicants, support for international students in the US is also on the rise.
Private scholarships, though generally dwindling in the current economy, have not disappeared for international students in the US. Simply put, since there is limited financial aid available to international students in US schools, scholarships are a great way to promote studying in the United States.
In fact, ULS is offering its own scholarship to help international students fund their students in the US!
Countries With the Most International Students in the US
South Korea: 75,065