A simple example of the increase of international student movement comes in the state of Georgia. More than 6,000 students from Georgia’s 35 public colleges and universities participated in foreign-study programs in 2007-08.
That’s up 6.6% from 5,703 the previous year and 38% from 4,402 five years ago, according to statistics from the University System of Georgia’s Office of International Education.
According to the annual ‘Open Doors’ report released November 17 by the New York-based Institute for International Education, 8% more U.S. students went abroad last year than in 2006-07,
It is a two way flow. China sent 20% more students to the U.S. for a total of 81,127, according to the Open Doors report.
In the early 1990s less than one percent of students graduated with some study abroad experience, but that number now stands at 21%.
The number of foreign students coming to the U.S. grew by 7% in 2007-08 to 623,805.
Asian countries are the biggest senders. India is still the largest but China is second largest with 81,127 and is the fastest growing, posting a 20% increase.
Source: Global Atlanta