Many foreign students study in U.S.
May 30, 2012 12:10PM
Updated: July 1, 2012 11:34AM
Dr. Wallace: I am completing my second year at the University of California at Los Angeles. In my two years here I have had a difficult time getting into all the required courses that I must have to receive my degree in sociology. I plan to work in the field of social welfare or family counseling after I receive my degree. One of the reasons I have to juggle my schedule to get all of my requirements is that UCLA has an abundance of foreign students, and many are also majoring in sociology.
Why do we allow so many foreign students in our institutions of higher learning? Many foreign students in our schools are making it difficult for some of our high school graduates to attend a college or university because of overcrowded conditions. Let’s make sure they can attend here and not be denied this marvelous opportunity because foreign students are flooding our schools!
Los Angeles, Calif.
Nameless: The two major reasons U.S. colleges and universities welcome foreign students are for financial and cultural enrichment. Foreign students are a highly important revenue source. It is estimated that one U.S. student studies in a foreign country for every five foreign students studying in the U.S. The cultural enrichment of the foreign students on our campuses is welcome.
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