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International student applicants to U.S. colleges and universities have decreased in recent months, reflecting a foreign enrollment trend as figures drop due to a variety of circumstances. Major factors mentioned in the article include “foreign-currency fluctuations, the ups and downs of far-flung economies and even competition from burgeoning university systems in the students’ home countries.”
Applications from students in Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil and China have fallen due to those countries’ changing economies, and, in some cases, increased home-country education infrastructures and a decrease in state-funded scholarships for international study.
Rahul Choudaha, CEO at DrEducation, cites Vietnam, Mexico and Jordan as countries that could offer quality international admissions potential. South Korea, Abu Dhabi, Southeast Asia, Africa, Yemen and Iran are also listed as possible regions to target for student recruitment opportunities.
International admissions representatives from Study in the USA schools Eastern Washington University, University of Nevada, Reno, and Cleveland State University are quoted in the article.
Read: U.S. Colleges’ Bounty of Foreign Students Thins on wsj.com.