12/24/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Foreign Students Flocking To US Colleges In Record Numbers After Post-9/11 Lull

After being scared off in the post-9/11 years by tightened visa restrictions and America's soured image, foreign students are flocking back to the United States in record numbers.

At the same time, the number of American university students fitting in at least a semester abroad continues to climb: A still small but growing portion of the population sees overseas study more as a normal part of a college career than as an exotic exception.

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