Huffington Post - Education
September 3rd, 2014
Universities in the United States have long been - and in many ways
still are - the most attractive higher education option for students
around the world. As recent research from the Brookings Institution demonstrates, the U.S. is a "global hub of higher education."
is because the U.S. is capable of attracting a full 21 percent of all
students studying abroad. According to Brookings, "an estimated 684,807
international students attended tertiary-level education programs in the
United States in 2010, versus about 389,958 international students in
the United Kingdom, the next-largest destination."
overwhelming preference for the U.S. may be eroding, as foreign students
are increasingly finding other options for their study abroad
experiences. This is happening for a number of reasons: firstly, because
the educational institutions in emerging economies are getting better.