More Pinoys now studying in U.S.

By Jose Katigbak – Filipinos enrolled in US colleges and universities for the school year 2005-06 rose by 6.4 percent to 3,758 over the previous school year, the Institute of International Education (IIE) said in its annual report on global academic mobility published on Monday.

IIE is an independent non-profit organization that aims to promote and strengthen educational relations between the US and other countries.

The IIE report also showed students from the Philippines as among the fewest, while India had the most number of students enrolled in US schools during the period at 76,503. There were 564,766 foreign students in the US during the period.

Students from China comprised the second biggest number of foreign students in the US at 62,582, followed by South Korea at 58,847, and Japan at 38,712. Students from Canada totaled 28,202 while those from Taiwan numbered 27,876. Mexico was next with 13,931 students, followed by Turkey with 11,622; Germany, 8,829; and Thailand, 8,765.

Among Southeast Asian countries, Thailand has the biggest number of students in the US followed by Indonesia, Malaysia. Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Based on US statistics, about 0.3 percent of college students from the Philippines – or between 5,500 and 6,000 – study overseas. Slightly more than 60 percent go to the US and the rest go to Britain, Australia, Japan and Germany.

Many students around the world consider a US degree as their passport to better job opportunities back home.

The IIE “Open Doors 2006’’ report said the current school year was the seventh year in a row that foreign enrollees breached the half a million mark.

International students contribute about $13.5 billion to the US economy through their tuition and living expenses, making higher education the country’s fifth largest service sector earner, the US Department of Commerce said.

Foreign students bring money to the national economy and provide revenue to their host states from their living expenses, including room/board, books and supplies, transportation, health insurance, support for accompanying family members, and other miscellaneous items, the department said.

Foreign enrollment in US colleges peaked at 586,323 three years ago, followed by declines of 2.4 percent and 1.3 percent in the past two years in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on US soil.

Find more like this: News

Comments

  1. $anchor$basketball Betting,final Four,final Four Betting,final Four Gambling,final Four Sports Book,final Four Sportsbook,march Madness,march Madness Betting,march Madness Gambling,march Madness Sports Book,march Madness Sportsbook,ncaa,ncaa Betting,…

    $anchor$basketball Betting,final Four,final Four Betting,final Four Gambling,final Four Sports Book,final Four Sportsbook,march Madness,march Madness Betting,march Madness Gambling,march Madness Sports Book,march Madness Sportsbook,ncaa,ncaa Betting,nc…

  • U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War
  • Philippines declares national alert after 456 die from dengue fever
  • Trying to save the stories of a Philippine culture, one scan at a time
  • Pinoy archaeologist brings new human species discovery to Australia
  • Philippines a slowly ageing society – PIDS study
  • Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

    Entertainment

  • Nickelodeon releases first look at rebooted classic kids program Blue’s Clues with Filipino-American host Joshua Dela Cruz
  • How Marvel’s first featured Pinoy superhero can save society
  • This play tells the urgent story of a Filipino comfort woman
  • Will ‘Sahaya’ be the first Pinoy series on Netflix?
  • Z-GIRLS, Z-BOYS with Pinoy members to debut in Korea
  • MORE...

    Features

  • My story, and the new story of Filipino immigration
  • An appreciation of Moro food can bring Pinoy Muslims and Christians closer, says this Muslim chef
  • Showcase of PH culture, heritage
  • US and Philippines: Friends, Partners, and Allies
  • A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines
  • MORE...

    Tourism

  • Northern Blossom Flower Farm: Atok’s floral carpet
  • Philippines records ‘all-time high’ 7.1M tourist arrivals in 2018
  • Philippines island Boracay reopens for test run following huge cleanup
  • Philippines closes ‘cesspool’ tourist island of Boracay
  • Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island ‘Rehabilitation’
  • MORE...

    Sports

  • Filipino speed skater bags spot in 2020 Winter Youth Olympics
  • Pinoy gymnast Carlo Yulo earns historic qualification in worlds
  • Finding a way to bring the NBA to the Philippines
  • First Filipino table tennis Olympian Ian “Yanyan” Lariba dies at 23
  • Skateboarder Margielyn Didal wins 4th gold for Philippines
  • MORE...

    OFW News

  • Filipino maids’ dragon boat team makes splash in Hong Kong
  • DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait
  • Some OFWs turn to vlogging to beat loneliness, share life abroad
  • Overseas Filipino Bank to serve immigrants, workers
  • The ‘bagong bayani’ of the Philippines
  • MORE...

    Environment

  • ‘Sordid Chapter’ Ends As Philippines Sends Back Canada’s Trash
  • Southeast Asia became dumping ground for plastic waste – study
  • Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island ‘Rehabilitation’
  • Boracay: the good, bad and ugly sides to Philippine island for tourists
  • Luzon has greatest concentration of unique mammals
  • MORE...

    Pinoy Places
    and Faces