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Why Tennessee?

Posted on January 10th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Most international students that attend a college or university in Tennessee come from China (20.6% of the total international students in Tennessee), India (10.2% of the total international student population), or South Korea (6.8% of the total international student population). More and more college and universities are looking to recruit international students to diversify their school and programs. In fact, many colleges and universities have their own international student offices to help students transition to their new home in Tennessee!

So, you may be asking yourself, why should an international student study in Tennessee? CNN ranked Tennessee as one of the best places to live in America. Whether you plan on hiking the Great Smokey Mountains, touring the country music capital of the world in Nashville, or if you are looking for some southern cooking, no other state can provide all these amenities within a short drive!

One major draw for international students in Tennessee is the low cost of living and affordable tuition. You can view the tuition fees at the various institutions in Tennessee for undergraduate programs. As you will see, the table is broken down by school and tuition. You’ll notice that these tuition fees for international students are less than what some in-state students pay to attend a specific private or state school.

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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