This is the final post in a five-part blog series focused on International Education Week.
International Education Week wouldn’t be complete without the central force that drives international education—international students. With a record 1.08 million foreign students enrolled in approximately 2,100 US institutions, education in America is as enticing as ever. Students from China account for nearly a third of foreign enrollees, with 350,000 students coming to the US in 2016—a seven percent increase from 2015. Indian students are the second most enrolled at 53,000 students, and Brazilian students come in at third with 13,000 students. Times Higher Education states that schools like our own Michigan State University have become “international powerhouses” regarding global education. According to Alyson L. Grunder, a deputy assistant secretary of state for policy, “The US higher education sector remains the global leader in welcoming students from around the world, and at the same time, we are committed to increasing opportunities to study abroad for Americans.”