About International Students Studying in the U.S.

Ashcroft, John
Former U.S. Attorney General
United States

"…we remain committed to welcoming and accommodating those who come to America to study in our universities…allowing foreign students to study here is one of the ways we convey our love of freedom to foreign students who will one day return to their countries and take on leadership positions…"

Becraft, Michael
Former Acting Deputy Commissioner
Immigration and Naturalization Service

“The growth in international education has significantly benefited the U.S. economy and brought continued recognition of the superiority of the U.S. higher education system. Foreign student programs have been found to serve U.S. foreign policy objectives by exposing nationals of other countries to the institutions and culture of the United States, by helping to cement alliances with other countries, and by transferring knowledge and skills to other countries, particularly developing countries.”

McKeon, Howard P. (R-CA)
Former Chairman
House Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness

"The United States has an educational system that is the best in the world. We offer opportunities that some from other nations cannot even imagine. We bring together the best and brightest everyday and encourage lifetime learning for everyone."