The United States seems concerned with revitalizing the number of international students enrolling at its major universities. The country's education department is working overtime to convince the brightest students from neighbouring countries in Latin America to come and pursue their degrees in the US. There is one reason why US universities want to lure foreign students. Generally, bright students from abroad help improve the overall academic standing of universities.
Research efforts and other endeavours become better and more effective because of the help and support from such international students. On top of this, foreign students also help infuse additional money into the country's economy, as these students spend their allowances on basic and academic goods. There are numerous international students that normally enrol in major US universities. In fact, the US is among top destinations for foreign students because the most popular and most reliable universities can be found in the country. However, the number of such students has significantly and drastically declined since the onset and impact of the terrorist attacks in the country in 2001. Since then, foreign students have seemed scared to even step into US territories.
Currently, the US Education Department is going to many Latin American countries to persuade good and smart students to consider studying in the US. The country is also offering different incentives to students who decide to study in a major US university. The number of international students studying in the US is starting to rise again, but it will take time before it reaches the levels similar to those prior to the 2001 terrorist attacks. Expectation is that the country will be more aggressive in its efforts to effectively lure foreign students into enrolling at US universities.
Nick Sanders is founder of Supaproofread.comproofreading, an online proofreading and editing company, specialising in student proofreading.