US still a strong draw for foreign students

March 23, 2009

According to the 2008 Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education, the number of international students studying in the US in 2007-08 grew 7% from the year before, the biggest gain since 9/11. There was also a 10% increase in the number of first-time foreign students entering the country. The majority of students are coming from Asia, with the top 5 countries being India, China, South Korea, Japan, and Canada. Most US schools are focusing recruitment efforts in Asia because of its large population of students, many of whom can pay their own way. University Business