24 Nov : The flow of students from the US to India has increased by 24 percent in 2006-07 over the previous year, according to an official survey.The number of students from the US pursuing higher studies in India was 2627, according to the Open Doors report published by the Institute of International Education with support from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.
The number of American students studying abroad in that year increased by eight percent to reach 2,41,791 in 2006-07.There has been a significant growth in American students coming to China, India, South Africa, Argentina and Ecuador, the report said.
This increase is fueled in part by an increase in new programme opportunities and partnerships between higher education institutions in the United States and abroad.
Short-term programmes serve the largest number of Americans studying abroad.Europe continued to most preferred destination for US students. About 57 percent of the American students go to Europe followed by Latin America (15 percent) and Asia (10 percent).
The top three major fields of study for Americans studying abroad are social sciences, business and management and humanities.