Studying Overseas Is Fast Gaining Popularity

03 December, 2014

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Some high school students find the prospect of going abroad to study very appealing. It has more to do with getting a chance to travel world-wide and also benefit with an educational degree. The U.S. has always been the top-notch choice of foreign students who wish to study abroad and continues to be so.

 According to the OECD, a host of other English-speaking countries, including Australia and the UK, are gaining an interest. The OECD report also stated that the number of students leaving their home countries in order to get a foreign degree almost doubled from 2000 to 2012, to around more than 4.5 million students.

In order to broaden the foreign student’s horizons on a better understanding of the world’s cultures, languages and business methods, governments and individuals were looking to participate in education expansion. One way of achieving this goal was by studying in tertiary institutions in countries apart from their home nation.

Out of the 4.5 million students enrolled abroad, three quarters were in developed countries. 22% of all foreign candidates belong to China and Asia. Others included, 48% studying in Europe, 21% to North America and 18% go to Asia. According to the 2012 statistics, UK shows that 12.6% of students are opting for the British Isles. OECD observed that international students pay thrice the tuition fee than the locals.

Germany is next in tow after the U.S. and UK. The number of students from abroad who comprise the colleges of Australia are about 6.3%. At 18%, Australia has the highest percentage of students attending college from other nations. Luxembourg, New Zealand, Austria, United Kingdom and Switzerland trail behind Australia in having the maximum percentage of foreign students.

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