CSIET (Nonprofit International Educational Standards Council) is a nonprofit organization that defines renowned international youth exchanges. They also help to promote the importance and educational value of international youth exchanges and to guide and support communities in exchange and education. They report annually on both incoming statistics (international students arriving in the United States) and foreign students coming from abroad.
We're talking about high school students now. Non-university students – this CSIET does not direct or track it. At present, there are currently 60 programs in the CSIET Advisory List, which have a "full" listing status, meaning that they are sending fully recognized organizations or foreign students abroad or hosting international students in the United States.
Well, here's a handful of statistics for 2009-2010
* Of the US top 5 institutions: 1. Germany 2. France 3. Italy 4. Spain 5. Japan
* California was the state, the highest number of foreign students: 200.
* Most American students travel abroad from Western States (CA, OR, WA, AZ, CO, UT, NV, MT, ID) one academic year or semester: 1.980. This is the lowest number of US students in the past seven years. This statistic does not count as many summer students in American high school students.
Contrary to the total number of foreign students, it is in contrast to all the international students arriving in the United States: 28 142. Again, this is a high school. Most of the international students arriving in the United States during their high school career do not count on that year; this is a lost year for them academically. And yet they came.
According to the latest statistics, most of these 28,141 students are found in the Midwestern United States of America (MI, WI, IL, MN, OH, IN, IA), mainly Minnesota and Michigan.
These statistics question the issues, at least for me.
Why are 28,000 students coming to the United States from all over the world to a grammar school every year when they do not give them academic results in the given year? Why do most of the Americans come from the exchange programs from the western states, mainly from California? Why are the most important countries where Americans are primarily in Europe in return?
There are no proven answers but have their own considerations and theories.
Why are 28,000+ students coming to the US from all over the world a year at high school when they do not give them scientific results that year?
Many international exchange students I meet with are very excited to live in another country. American culture is broadcasted on a wide range of media, from television shows to rock bands and pop stars to eating food and fast food. They always see America. Or yes? Are you sure America's life is not like that? And they want to see you. They want to experience what the American means.
Why are the majority of Americans coming from the Western States, mainly California, from the exchange program?
California is one of the nation's most populous states. By the middle of 2008-2009 2,013,687 students attended the CA high school. But this raises another question. If so many millions of students participated in a CA high school during the year, why did not you just go in for a couple of hundred? Based on my experiences in CA, many students I asked why they want to go abroad are the reasons for them changing. Some say this is because they know someone who went abroad. Others came to school in the program identified by CSIET and delivered a lecture. Perhaps there is very little penetration of the exchange programs in the California high schools. As already mentioned, most international students are held in the Midwestern state. Midwestern high school students get a better chance of getting in touch with an international student, and maybe they are motivated by them to think about attending abroad.
Why are the main countries where Americans are primarily involved in Europe? 19659002 has always been closely linked to our own culture. European history is widely taught in both high school and university level. European languages are taught in high schools, especially in French and Spanish. It would mean that Americans want to know more about France and Spain. It is only this that Germany has made incredible steps since its opening in the rest of the world since the Second World War. The immigration level of the country has increased dramatically over the last four decades. Amazingly, the amount of foreign studies or the possibilities of working abroad The Germans have high school or college students. In Germany, high school students are studying abroad, perhaps in contrast to their American counterparts.