During the 2012-2013 school year, the United States enrolled the highest number of international students in its history. An annual survey “2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange” found that the number of international students studying in the United States has increased by 40 percent over the past 10 years. The 2012-2013 school year welcomed 819, 644 undergraduate and graduate students to colleges and universities in the United States.

This influx of international students has given the U.S. an economic boost of approximately $24 billion to the United States economy. The vast majority (72 percent) of international students receive college funding from personal and family sources or from their home country governments or universities.

Students from China, India, and South Korea make up 49 percent of the total number of international students in the United States. Other countries that send large numbers of students to the United States include Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

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