November 17, 2020 11:01:16 am
Indian college students contributed $7.6 billion to the US financial system within the tutorial yr 2019-20, regardless that there was a 4.Four per cent drop within the whole variety of Indian college students, in keeping with a report.
China remained the biggest supply of worldwide college students within the US, with the variety of Chinese language college students within the nation elevated for the 16th consecutive yr. There have been over 372,000 Chinese language college students within the US throughout 2019-20 yr, mentioned the report “Opens Doorways 2020.”
India remained the second-largest supply of worldwide college students, regardless of a 4.Four per cent decline to 193,124 college students, it mentioned.
In keeping with the report, launched by the US Division of State’s Bureau of Instructional and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of Worldwide Schooling (IIE), for the fifth consecutive yr the USA hosted greater than 1 million worldwide college students (1,075,496) in a tutorial yr.
Regardless of a slight decline (1.eight per cent) within the variety of worldwide college students in the USA in the course of the 2019-20 tutorial yr, this group nonetheless represents 5.5 per cent of all college students within the US increased schooling system.
In keeping with the US Division of Commerce, worldwide college students contributed $44 billion to the US financial system in 2019, together with $7,69 billion from Indian college students.
We’re inspired to see a fifth yr of greater than 1 million worldwide college students in the USA earlier than the pandemic, mentioned Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Instructional and Cultural Affairs.
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Worldwide pupil mobility is as vital at the moment as ever, and we consider the USA is the most effective vacation spot for college students to check and earn their levels. Schooling is a pathway to a higher future and worldwide academic trade has the ability to rework college students’ trajectories, Royce mentioned.
Among the many prime 20 locations of origin, the biggest proportion will increase had been college students from Bangladesh (+ seven per cent), Brazil (+ 4 per cent) and Nigeria (+ three per cent). Saudi Arabia noticed the biggest proportion lower (- 17 per cent) primarily on account of modifications in its authorities’s scholarship program.
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