U.S. Schools Attract Chinese Students, Who Pay In Full, As China Fights To Keep Talent

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Many college students are enjoying Christmas back at home this holiday, but for some students, home may be too far to go to during winter break — especially for foreign students.

More than 300,000 Chinese students studied in the U.S. last year — almost double what it was five years ago. WBUR's Peter O'Dowd reports for Morning Edition and takes a look at Boston University, where foreign student enrollment has increased significantly.

This story originally aired on Here & Now on Dec. 7.

This segment aired on December 25, 2015.


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Peter O’Dowd has a hand in most parts of Here & Now — producing and overseeing segments, reporting stories and occasionally filling in as host. He came to Boston from KJZZ in Phoenix.



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