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In the 2013-2014 school year, the number of U.S. students studying abroad was 72 percent higher than it had been in 2000-2001, according to a report from the Institute of International Education.

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The number of students enrolled in college outside their countries rose 463 percent from 1975 to 2012, said a report last month by Moody’s Investors Service. International students in the U.S. have grown by 70 percent since 2005, according to the report.

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8 thoughts on “Why more students are leaving the U.S. for college

  1. I have read that article. It doesn’t give much of the why apart tuition which they say is considerably lower, unless that’s all they meant to say in so many words

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    • The difference in costs between education-focused countries like Germany and finance-focused countries like the U.S. is glaringly obvious for all American students not from wealthy families. Here, a college education has become prohibitive for most young people since the Great Recession.

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  2. Bravo! I remember being startled to learn George Bush Jr. had never left the U.S. until he became president… Maybe this change is related to other improvements occurring in the U.S.– like less “religious persuasion” 🙂 I wonder…..

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