The U.S. is a renowned destination for students coming from wealthy families in Asia, mainland China especially. However, along with this particular segment of scholars, a new wave of academic immigration in rising, and this is made by middle-class youth around the globe searching for education at its highest standard.
Asian families continue to send their children overseas, due to favorable economic circumstances in countries such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam, and this has led to an increasing number of enrollments across the U.S. According to the Institute of International Education, international student enrollment in high schools has tripled between 2004 and 2013, and figures are similar for universities.
The story goes both ways. Not only U.S. schools are becoming increasingly attractive to foreign scholars, but schools are also getting competitive and looking for ways to attract more foreign students. Are the reason is quite simple. According to the Association of International Educators, spending among international students in higher education added $30.5 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 373,000 jobs in the previous academic year.
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