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    Why Americans are choosing to study abroad in record numbers

    Why Americans are choosing to study abroad in record numbers

    The number of American students who study abroad has been climbing steadily, more than tripling in the last two decades. The need to compete in a globalized world is one reason.

    By Andrew Mach, Contributor / November 14, 201

    American students are studying abroad in record numbers.

    According to a report Monday by the Institute of International Education (IIE), 270,604 American students studied abroad for academic credit in the 2009-2010 academic year, an increase of nearly 4 percent over the previous year.

    This figure has more than tripled in the past two decades, with the number of students studying abroad increasing every year. The 2008-2009 academic year was a notable exception, which the IIE, a Washington-based nonprofit educational and cultural exchange organization, attributed to world economic conditions.

    Foreign students in the US: Five facts about who they are

    The IIE’s findings were released in its annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. IIE and US officials indicate that the long term trend shows more importance being placed on students gaining international experience.

    “For American students to be competitive in today’s globalized world, international experience is critically important,
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