[The Badger Herald] International Students at UW on the Rise

The Badger Herald – October 12, 2010


Currently there are 5,082 international students on campus, including degree-seeking and study abroad students, as well as undergraduate, graduate and professional students. This number has grown by over 5 percent from last year at this time and 10 percent from two years ago.

By far, the largest number of international students come from China, with 1,528 on campus this fall. South Korea is a distant second, with 827 students.

UW International Admissions Officer Emilie Dickson said the university has recently started placing more emphasis on recruiting international students, especially with UW Chancellor Biddy Martin’s trip to China last spring. Martin’s second trip to China is scheduled for next month.

“There’s a China initiative and [Martin] has stated that she wants to see more students from China,” Dickson said. “[There is] also a booming market there…the demand far outpaces the supply of universities in China.”

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