eWENR, May/June 1999: Asian Students Have More Opportunities at Home
Asian Students Have More Opportunities at Home
by Robert Sedgwick
More than half of all international students attending American colleges and universities are Asian, with Japan, China, South Korea, India and Taiwan representing the top countries of origin. Furthermore, the Institute of International Education reports that Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand accounted for 17 percent of the total number of foreign students enrolled in the United States in 1996-97, before all four of those countries plunged into economic turmoil.
So while the Asian crisis did not precipitate the kind of drastic decline in foreign enrollments many higher-education professionals were fearing, it nevertheless sparked concerns about the future of America