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Where Are International Students Studying?

Posted on May 24th, 2011 by Jenny Frankel

While the number of American students traveling abroad has seen a decrease in recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of international students choosing to complete their secondary education in the United States.

According to the Open Doors Survey published by the Institute of International Education, international post graduate enrollment alone has increased by a noteworthy 4%. There were approximately 700,000 international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities in 2010, which reflected a significant increase in Chinese students joining the American academic scene.

While studying in California was the top state for international students (taking in approximately 94,000), the number of international students studying in New York City alone reached 60,800, ensuring it remains the top U.S. city in welcoming new international students into it’s world-renowned post-secondary educational systems.

The majority of international students studying in New York and other U.S. cities are joining us from the countries of China, India, and South Korea. These international students not only enrich the quality of American higher education by adding their invaluable perspectives and diverse world-views, they also contribute an estimated $20 billion dollars that go towards strengthening the national economy, according to the US Department of Commerce. Some of the most popular academic programs in the U.S. for international students have included business management, engineering, mathematics, physical and life sciences, and the social sciences.

Written by Jenny Frankel

Jennifer is the Director of Financial Services at Envisage International. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Florida where she holds a Masters in International Business and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She has lived and worked abroad in Chile, Costa Rica and London, and traveled extensively in South America, Europe and Asia.

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8 Responses to “Where Are International Students Studying?”

  1. Dayan Jay Says:

    This was more helpful for me to develop my blog.
    thank you.

  2. mukhtar ali Says:


  3. Amina Says:

    i don’t know what to do ! i want to have a scolarship to study in america 🙁

  4. Ezelina Antony Says:

    i need scholarship to study International Relation and Diplomacy,at UK, this year,please help me where to go,i have been offered the place to study but no enough money,
    with Regards

  5. Latest University Rankings Says:

    Every year US dominates in getting highest number of International students followed by Australia, UK, Canada and then other European countries.

  6. rizalito benito Says:

    how luky are the student studiying in the international school like south carolina uniersity……

  7. rizalito benito Says:

    hope that i have an apportunity to enter in any of the international schools where the thousand student studiying came from the various nations have a different identities……im a Peace Education student after my graduation this comming march i want to explor allover the world to study peace process of the defferent nations……

  8. Robby Loyed Says:

    Just what I was searching for, thanks for putting up. “In England every man you meet is some man’s son in America, he may be some man’s father.” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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