By Kathy Matheson
The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new report says American students are increasingly studying abroad in nontraditional destinations like Chile and Peru.
At the same time, U.S. universities are hosting a growing number of students from China.
The study released Monday by the Institute of International Education found that nearly 128,000 Chinese students studied in America in the 2009–10 school year, a 30 percent increase over the previous academic year.
Most foreign students in the United States come from China, followed by India and South Korea.
Meanwhile, more than 260,000 U.S. students studied abroad in 2008–09.
Most Americans studied in Britain, Italy, and Spain, but an increasing number are traveling to Peru, South Korea, and Chile. ♦