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High tuition won't stop Chinese students from studying abroad

July 28, 2011

The Institute of International Education recently published its annual Open Doors report, which examines the prevalence of international students in the U.S. The researchers found that there was a 3 percent increase in overall international attendance during the 2009-2010 academic year.

China was found to be the major contributor to the growth, with a 30 percent increase of enrollment in American schools, which means that Chinese students account for nearly one-fifth of all foreign students in America. The Asian nation continues to see student interest in studying in the U.S. even though tuition fees are expected to rise.

"American universities raise their tuition fees annually," Richard Yang, the director of Aoji Enrollment Center of International Education, told China Daily. "This year some public universities imposed an increase of 15 to 20 percent."

He also told the news source that nearly 80 percent of Chinese parents did not take costs into consideration during the application process. To thank their parents for the opportunity to study in a foreign country, students can use international calling cards to stay in touch.

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