Studying Abroad in America [Infographic]

Nick Grantham is an Australian educator living and working in Ireland. With a background in education, engineering and e-learning, he founded Fractus Learning to connect people with a shared passion for technology and how it can bring education to life.

A strong increase in the number of international student enrolling in US colleges over the past ten years is proving that an American education is highly sought after. According to the Institute of International Education:

“There are 31 percent more international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities than there were a decade ago. A similar increase in the number of “new” international students, those enrolling for the first time at a U.S. college or university in fall 2012, indicates that this growth trend is continuing. New enrollments in 2011 were up seven percent from the prior year. Despite this strong growth, international students still constitute less than four percent of total U.S. higher education enrollment.”

The below Infographic from OnlineDegrees.org puts together this data to show just who is studying abroad in the US and what fields are attracting the most international students.

Studying Abroad in America

 

Have you seen a change in the number of students studying abroad? What benefits do you think students get from being educated outside their home country?

 

Image courtesy of OnlineDegrees.org