November 17th, 2011
02:35 PM ET

Hillary Clinton to students: "Get out" (and study abroad)

By Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty
With the number of international students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States at a record high this year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging more American students to follow those students' lead and pack their backpacks for study in other countries.
Only 1% of American students enrolled in college study overseas. In a new YouTube video, Clinton is urging more to think about going international.
"To remain the leader in this ever-changing world, we have to push ourselves not just to think globally, but to get out there and study globally as well," Clinton says in the video.

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Almost 723,000 international students are enrolled in higher education institutions in the United States, a 32% increase since the 2000 school year, according to a report by the Institute of International Education. The Commerce Department says those students contribute nearly $20 billion to the U.S. economy, placing higher education among the country's top service-sector exports.

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