Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ukraine a Mecca for foreign students

According to an article in Washington Post:
"Since 2002, the number of foreign students in Ukraine has doubled to nearly 40,000. Most come from China, Russia, Syria, India, Iran and Malaysia, according to the Education Ministry."

Whether the Orange Revolution made Ukraine popular, or Ukraine's education system greatly increased in quality, or for some other reason, Ukraine has become an increasingly important destination for foreign students.

The interesting thing is that the second-greatest number of foreign students in Ukraine actually come from Russia. I wonder who these students are. Are they ethnic Ukrainians coming to Ukraine to get education or is there something else going on here? Anyone know anything about this?

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