United States has always been the preferred country for
Indian students who wish to study abroad. As per the latest report of US
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Nov 2016, US continues to be the preferred
destination this year as well with 206,582 students currently pursuing
education there. However China tops the list with 378,986 students who are
currently pursuing their education in the state.
Some more highlights of the reports are facts that across an
estimated 8,697 schools in the country, over 1.23 million international
students on F (Academic) or M (Vocational) visa statuses are currently
studying. Apart from Asian countries which comprise more than 47% of international
students, 62,077 students were natives of Saudi Arabia, making up almost 20% of
the total in the state. 14% growth was registered with most students in STEM
courses (Science Technology engineering and Mathematics) as per the figures
released on Thursday by the officials, in which these courses were opted by
more than 83% of Indian students. 450,000 out of total 514,000 international
students of STEM were from India, China and other Asian countries. China, India
and South Korea send the largest numbers of students for STEM courses.
Over the last 2 years, good increase
in numbers for STEM courses has been recorded in Connecticut, Massachusetts and
Virginia, whereas the highest number of international students for subjects
like business and engineering are seen flocking California, New York and Texas.
Students from Asian countries have always shown interest in studying overseas.
Students are always excited to explore new subjects, learn new values and
cultivate good habits from various states.