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Nov 16
Southeast Asia
Increment of Malaysian student in United States

The number of Malaysian students in the United States in 2009-2010 increased by 4.2% to 6,190 from 5,942 previously, the Malaysian-American Commission on Education Exchange (MACEE) said.

Its executive director Dr James Coffman attributed the increase to the aggressive promotion by EducationUSA in Malaysia.

“The strategy, alongside with a more advantageous currency exchange have helped boost the numbers entering US institutions in the specific period,” he said in a statement.

He said US colleges and universities were very keen on recruiting more Malaysian students to diversify their international student populations and to attract high-quality students.

The statistic was given by Open Doors 2010, an annual report on international academic mobility published by the Institute of International Education with support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.

The release of these figures coincided with International Education Week, which kick-started yesterday and jointly organised by MACEE and the US Embassy.

More information on study in the US can be obtained from EducationUSA Malaysia website at

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