Thursday, July 23, 2009

Students Who Study Abroad

The Times of India has an interesting story pointing out that India is number two in the world in the number of it's students who go and study abroad.  Here are the top five with numbers:

1. China 421,000

2. India 153,500

3. South Korea 105,300

4. Germany 77,500

5. Japan 54,500

21% of all "mobile students" come here to the U.S., more than to any other single country. China and India are the two most populous countries, so it isn't that surprising that they would export many students. But I'm not sure what explains the high numbers from Germany and South Korea. South Korea has a population of less than 50 million, so proportionally it exports more students than any of the other top 5.

1 comment:

  1. South Korea and Japan are highly computerized countries. As such, many of their students desire a high-tech education that their home countries cannot deliver. They have great relations with the USA, so they come to the USA to enjoy world-class institutions like CMU.

    Same thing with the Germans, just substitute engineering for computers and MIT for CMU.