The recession meant fewer Americans went abroad to study last year, and some countries sent fewer students to US colleges. But the number of Chinese students in the US increased by 30 percent.
In a still-tight job market, college graduates have their sights set on more education and opportunities abroad. Demand is up for statistics, finance, and accounting majors.
After a post-9/11 drop-off, the State Department has taken steps to ease foreigners' concerns.
MIT students help dispel their fears and doubts about applying to American schools, where they remain a relative minority after 9/11.