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Economic woes force US students to stay at home

Fewer US students study abroad, shows survey

Fewer students are participating in study abroad programmes and many US colleges are cutting their budgets for study abroad because of the economic downturn. This is according to a survey conducted by the Forum on Education Abroad, cited on US site InsideHigherEd.

The association surveyed its nearly 400 members, and 165 of them responded.

About two-thirds said the economy had negatively affected their programs, with 59 percent reporting a decrease in the number of students enrolling.

The survey shows shows that colleges have had to cut operating budget support and staff travelling, InsideHigherEd writes.