"About 690,000 foreign students attended in the 2009-10 school year, up 26 percent from a decade ago."

Pour les universités américaines, l'arrivée d'étudiants étrangers, venant majoritairement de Chine, est une manne financière ainsi qu'une ouverture sur le monde : "Nationally, public and private schools have found recruiting overseas helps their bottom line. But U-Va. officials said the greatest value of the foreign influx comes from intellectual stimulus. A late-night dorm discussion about the Chinese government’s blockage of Facebook becomes more sophisticated when a student explains what it means to live with the ban. A history class on the Korean War gains insight when a student shares how it was taught in her high school in Seoul or Beijing."

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Source : The Washington Post, 02/09/11