Editor’s note: The number of international students studying in U.S. high schools has grown exponentially over the past ten years. Today, 2,800 high schools across all 50 states and the District of Columbia enroll nearly 82,000 students from abroad. Christine Farrugia, Ph.D., Deputy Head of Research at the Institute of International Education, shares some key insights to help U.S. schools organize study opportunities for international students.
by guest blogger Christine Farrugia
Only 15 percent of U.S. students who receive a bachelor’s degree study abroad before they graduate. Given this low rate, the presence of international students in our schools provides meaningful opportunities for U.S. students to be exposed to global perspectives and develop friendships that they may not have had otherwise. Providing the opportunity for…