MORE THAN 8,000 INDONESIANS STUDY IN US
United States Embassy, Central Jakarta
The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released on Nov. 14, said the number of students from Indonesia studying in the United States numbered at 8,727, the highest number in 12 years, making Indonesia the 19th leading place of origin among international students in the US, with an increase of nearly 26 percent since 2010. There are currently 1.04 million international students studying in the US. From 2015-2016, 66.7 percent of Indonesian students were enrolled at the undergraduate level, 18.6 percent pursued graduate studies, 11.3 percent pursued optional practical training, and 3.4 percent enrolled in non-degree programs such as English language or short-term studies.
The release of the report coincides with International Education Week, an initiative through which the US Embassy promotes the benefits of international education.