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Rising domestic tuition costs have U.K. students considering study abroad programs

July 1, 2011

The amount of U.K. Students who are traveling to the United States to study abroad is on the rise. Many students are opting to attend schools in other countries because the difference in cost is practically negligible. The rise in domestic education fees is due, in part, to the government taking less responsibility for tuition costs, so the students are charged more, according to the BBC news.

"Students and parents are feeling the squeeze between rising tuition and budget cuts at U.K. universities," Lauren Welch, the director of the Fulbright Commission, told The Independent. "The gap is closing rapidly between tuition rates in both countries, and students are going to study where they can get the most bang for their buck."

Kids who are studying abroad can use international phone cards to call home and tell their families and friends about their experiences. In 2009, roughly 3.3 million students around the world were studying abroad, and 20 percent of these students came to the U.S. to continue their education, according to the Institute of International Education.


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