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Nigeria Has The Highest Number Of Students From Africa Studying In The US

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Egemba Sunday Uchechukwu
, Nigeria.
Nigeria is among the top 25 countries in the world with the highest number of international students studying in The United States.



The number of international students in the United States surpassed one million for the third consecutive year, increasing by 1.5 percent to reach a new high of 1,094,792, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Open Doors 2018, released recently by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Nigeria is among the top countries adding to the numbers.



According to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released recently by IIE and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Nigeria is among the top 25 countries in the world with the highest number of internatonal students studying in The United States..



The country was ranked the 13th country with Highest Number of International Students Studying in the US and the first in Africa.



The report which was released on Tuesday, November 13 shows the number of international students in the United States increased by 8.2% over the prior year, while the number of American students studying in Nigeria increased by 281 percent from the prior year.



The top countries with the highest number of international students studying in the United States includes :



China – 363,341 students

India – 196,271 students

South Korea – 54,555 students

Saudi Arabia – 44,432 students

Canada – 25,909 students

Vietnam – 24,325 students

Taiwan – 22,454 students

Japan – 17,753 students

Mexico – 15,468 students

Brazil – 14,620 students

Nepal – 13,220 students

Iran – 12,783 students

and then Nigeria – 12,693 students



According to the report some of the reasons behind the increased numbers of students include increased awareness about U.S. college and university application process among students, parents, and educators, partnerships with U.S. higher education institutions etc.



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