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Knowledge Centre
US FAST FACTS 2009
This report discusses international students in the context of the U.S. higher education system and details the research findings of a survey conducted among international students in the United States.

Part 1 of the report outlines facts and figures of International students studying in the US and concludes that the United States still has the largest share of international students worldwide, and the collective group of colleges and universities, educational associations and the Government are taking pro-active steps to ensure that the United States maintains its market share to keep doors open to international students. Part II presents an in-depth analysis of the survey findings. The overall objectives of this survey were to acquire a deeper understanding of students' motivations and criteria for choosing an international education and to identify the factors that come into play when a student is considering a study period in the United States.