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Study in America: Top 5 countries sending students to US

A record number of international students – 690,923 – attended colleges and universities in the United States during the 2009-10 academic year.

- Judy Nichols DouglassStaff writer, Staff writer

From left: Hyemin Park, Krishna Pokharel, and Yihan Zhong, students from Korea, Nepal and China, take a break from class in the lounge of the South Dakota State University Multicultural Center in Brookings, S.D., last month. (Vicki Schuster/Brookings Register/AP)

3. South Korea

South Korea sent more than 72,000 students to America for the 2009-10 academic year, which is down almost 4 percent from the year before. Yet this country has held the No. 3 ranking in the survey since 2001-02. Some 50 percent of South Korean students in the US are at the undergraduate level, and about 32 percent are graduate students.


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