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More Foreign Students are Heading to the US for Higher Studies, Report Reveals

September 2014, 01
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Foreign Students in USA
The US emerged to be the most sought destination for foreign students to pursue their higher studies in engineering and business, a research from the leading think tank revealed. 

The report unveiled that over 819,644 foreign students flocked to the US for studies during the period of 2012-2013. Amongst these, students holding US F-1 visas formed the largest group. Business, management and marketing streams have topped the list of student enrollments, which have accounted for 32.4%, and are followed by engineering stream representing 11.5%.

The report also revealed that the number of foreign students’ enrollments has been increasing steeply over the years. China forms the largest chunk in the growth pie representing one-quarter of international students, followed by India accounting for 15 %, followed by South Korea representing 10%.

Moreover, after completion of their studies foreign students holding F-1 visas will be able to participate in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which permits them to apply to work in their relevant disciplines in the US.

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