More than 289,000 American students studied at foreign institutions of higher education during the 2012-13 academic year. Of all U.S. students studying abroad, 13,411, or 4.6 percent, attended universities in sub-Saharan Africa.
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According to the report, in 2013 there were 73,019 students from foreign nations at U.S. high schools. They made up 0.5 percent of all U.S. high schools students. Only 1.7 percent of high school students from foreign lands are from sub-Saharan Africa.
The 33 fellows from North American colleges and universities will travel to Africa for 14 to 90 days to collaborate with faculty members at African institutions on curriculum development, research, graduate teaching, training, or mentoring activities.
Of all U.S. students studying abroad, 12,859, or 4.5 percent, attended universities in sub-Saharan Africa. Among sub-Saharan African nations, South Africa was by far the most popular destination.
According to the Institute of International Education, in the 2011-12 academic year, Blacks made up 5.3 percent of the total of 283,332 students who studied abroad. This is up from 3.5 percent six years earlier.
Of the nearly 274,000 U.S. college students studying abroad during the 2010-11 academic year, 14,087, or 5.1 percent, attended universities in Africa. There were 11,878 American students at universities in sub-Saharan African nations.
Of all U.S. students studying abroad, 14,769, or 5.5 percent, attended universities in Africa.
In 2011 there were 36,690 Africans studying in the United States. They made up 5.1 percent of all foreign students in the U.S., down from 6.1 percent four years ago.
But the trendline shows improvement in recent years.