The preference of Asian overseas students for the United States: An examination of the context
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Asian students in increasing numbers have over the postwar period decided to go overseas for tertiary education, and an increasing proportion of those overseas students have selected the United States as their place of study. Eight elements of the changing context of Asian-American relations are identified which influence the Asian preference for American higher education:
The improving Asian-American political links
The increased volume of Asian-American economic exchange
The sharp increase in Asian immigration to the United States
The increasing similarity in the structure and content of Asian and American educational systems
The absorptive capacity of American higher education
The quality of American higher education
The complementarity of Asian demand and American supply
The opportunities provided in American higher education to cover educational costs through part-time work
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