Studying Abroad in the Arabic-Speaking World on the Rise
Travel Blog • Michael Yessis • 08.12.10 | 1:56 PM ET
The numbers are still small-ish, but they’re growing fast. From the New York Times:
Between 2006 and 2007 the number of American students studying in Arab countries rose nearly 60 percent while China had only a 19 percent increase and England, 1.9 percent.
Many of the students are looking to gain a better understanding of the Arab world, and they’re also finding their experiences and Arabic-language skills are making them hot prospects for jobs.