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SEVIS by the Numbers: More South American Students in the U.S.

May 3, 2018

The number of international students in the United States from South American countries increased by 4.3 percent from March 2017 to March 2018, according to the latest SEVIS by the Numbers report.

South America increased its number of students in the United States by the largest margin. However, Africa, Australia and the Pacific Island nations also saw growth in the number of students they sent to the United States between March 2017 and March 2018.

Of all South American countries, Brazil and Argentina saw the most rapid growth, with Brazil experiencing a 13.1 percent increase in international students and Argentina seeing a 6.7 percent increase, both compared with March 2017.

The only South American nation to see a notable decline in the number of international students sent to the United States was Venezuela, with an 8.7 percent decrease.

SEVIS by the Numbers is a biannual report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that extracts data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to show international student trends in the United States.

Download the complete SEVIS by the Numbers report to see more international student trends from March 2018.



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