Number of Saudi Students On U.S. College Campuses Growing

Number of Saudi Students On U.S. College Campuses Growing

Despite the negative stereotypes surrounding Saudi Arabians, many Saudis in the United States are university students. Saudi presence on American campuses has grown significantly over the past seven years. Saudis amount to 4.5 percent of international students in the country.

In universities throughout Michigan, Saudis rank fifth in the number of international students. They make up 5 percent of the State’s foreign student body.

In 2006, the Saudi Higher Education Ministry established a scholarship program to send students to universities abroad.

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