More than 60,000 Saudis studying in the US
18.6 percent of Saudi students are studying English, 8.2 percent mathematics and computer science and 6.3 percent health sciences
The Institute of International Education reported there are 61,287 Saudis studying in the United States, Makkah newspaper reported.
A source from the institute said the US Department of Foreign Affairs fears the rate of international students in the United States may decrease after Donald Trump assumes the American presidency.
“There are 328,547 Chinese, 165,918 Indians and 61,007 South Koreans studying in the United States. About 25.7 percent of Saudi students in the United States are studying engineering,” said the source.
The source also said 18.6 percent of Saudi students are studying English, 8.2 percent mathematics and computer science, 6.3 percent health sciences, 4.5 percent applied sciences and 3.6 percent education.
Only 3 percent of Saudi students in the United States are studying social sciences while 2.3 percent study art and 1.3 percent study humanities, the source said, adding that 2.1 percent of Saudi students have not defined in their field of study.
This article was first published by Saudi Gazette on November 20, 2016.
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