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There Are More International Students In The U.S. This Academic Year Than Ever Before

Students from China and Saudi Arabia led to the record number of foreign students studying in the U.S., according to the 2013 Open Doors Report.

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The number of international students increased by 7% this year, with most of the growth fueled by students from China and Saudi Arabia. There were 235,597 Chinese students in the U.S. in 2012–13, a 21% increase from 2011–12.

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Students at a Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) exam at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on Nov. 2, 2013.