Education As Luxury: Chinese Students Flock To US Colleges

International Students Contribute Over $1.7 billion To The US Economy Each Year

As of 2008, there were more than 42,000 mainland Chinese international students in the U.S., a number expected to continue to grow in coming years

As of 2008, there were more than 42,000 mainland Chinese international students in the U.S., a number expected to continue to grow in coming years

– The BBC has posted an interesting video about the increasing number of students from mainland China studying in the US. According to the US Dept of Commerce, international students contribute nearly $18 billion to the US economy each year, and more small colleges throughout the country are traveling to China to promote their schools to this lucrative market. As the article notes:

In China, rising incomes and the cheap dollar are increasingly making an American university education affordable. Many US schools, including small liberal arts colleges, are reaching out to Chinese families in the hope of establishing their brand in a region rich with promising young students. See the video here: http://video.aol.co.uk/video-detail/chinese-students-flock-to-us-colleges/2231540226

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