However, the University of North Carolina reported only 1,825 students from abroad enrolling here this year which was a little more than in 2013. According to the director of UNCís International Student and Scholar Services, Elizabeth Barnum, this reduction was due to the 18% limit on the out-of-state first-semester freshmen. The benefit here is that UNC would be able to welcome these international students on an individual basis.
Barnum also opined that the main attractions for overseas students were historical background of the campus and the high ranking of the academic programs.
On the other hand, more U.S. students were observed studying in countries abroad during the last year. UNC itself witnessed 1,300 candidates moving abroad for higher education. According to Ashley Memory, assistant director of admissions, their study abroad program comprised of 300 programs across 70 countries.
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