WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Study: Record Number of Foreign Students in US; U of Ill. 2nd Most Popular Destination

Study: Record Number of Foreign Students in US; U of Ill. 2nd Most Popular Destination

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tight economies around the world haven't slowed down students who are crossing international borders in record numbers to pursue their studies.

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students have helped push the number of foreign students studying in America to all-time highs.

Similarly, more U.S. students than ever are studying abroad, although the raw number is lower and they tend to do much shorter stints than students coming to the United States.   The findings are in an analysis being released Monday that was conducted by a nonprofit group that worked with the State Department.

The Institute of International Education says the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was the second-most popular destination for foreign students, behind only the University of Southern California.   Purdue University in Indiana was ranked third. 

See other LocalNews news:

15th District Congressional Candidates To Discuss Issues on WJBD Friday
Centralia Football Field Will Stay Within Budget
Marion County Finance Committee Finds Way To Offer Employee Health Insurance
Illinois GOP Files Lawsuit Over Poll Practices
Dix Man Receives Prison Time For Hacking Government Computers




This Site logo