Newsweek: U.S. universities work to attract international students, establish branch campuses overseas

U.S. universities are making efforts to attract more international students and extend their reach by establishing outposts overseas, a recent Newsweek Education article reports.

As the article notes, U.S. universities are attracting an increasing number of international students, which not only brings in revenue – “in 2008, the most recent year of figures, international students spent $18 billion on American education” – but also advances the number of students pursuing graduate degrees, specifically in the fields of science and engineering, which are subjects that tend to attract less American students, Newsweek remarks. The increased efforts to establish branch campuses abroad where students pursue the same degree as at the respective home institution has led to the latest count of 38 American schools with 65 branches in 34 different countries.