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Nov152010

Study: Students Traveling to More Non-Traditional Countries for Study Abroad

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Survey results from the Institute of International Education say that American students are now choosing to study abroad in countries "where English is not a primary language" more than ever.

Despite a small decrease in the number of American students studying abroad, numbers have still increased in abroad programs outside of Western Europe.  For example, the number of students studying in Africa has increased by 16 percent, in the Middle East by nine percent and in South America by 13 percent.

Likewise, more international students are traveling to the U.S. to study as well. 

"The number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by three percent to 690,923 during the 2009-2010 academic year, representing a record high number of international students in the United States," said another report from the Institute of International Education.

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