US accepts more than 4.5 million university and mobile college students globally, which is twice the number hosted by the UK, the second leading country, citing the Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange. It also stated that overall 289,408 students studied abroad for academic credit from colleges and universities of the US.
The report was published by the Institute of International Education in association with the State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of US Department and reveals that the total number of international students in the US has increased by 72% from 2000.
The state’s assistant secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs stated that abroad studies play an important role in establishing relationship between communities and people in the US across the world. He added that they need to expand access to foreign education for students from various backgrounds and in different locations of study, obtaining many types of degrees. He further added that only by incorporating multiple perspectives within societies we can get many benefits such as promotes self-awareness, global competence, resiliency and the ability to compete in the 21st century economy.
The report revealed that students from Saudi Arabia and China accounted for 73 % of the growth and rest of the students headed from Brazil, India, Kuwait and Iran.
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