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The Number Of American Students Going Overseas To Attend School Pales In Comparison To The Growing Influx Of Foreign Students Studying In The United States. The Latest Reports Show The Number Of International Students Enrolled In U.S. Colleges Climbed 6% To Record Of Almost 765,000 Last Year, Mostly With Increases Of Students From China. While The Number Of U.S. Students Earning Academic Credit Abroad Has Gone Up. It Was At A Much Slower Rate According To The Non-Profit Institute Of International Education, Or IIE. Which Tracks Student Mobility Data. Now, Threre Is An Attempt To Increase The Number Of U.S. Students Headed Out Of The Country For Their Schooling. The Program Is Called Generation Study Abroad. Daybreak Asia's Ira Mellman Spoke To Daniel Obst, The Deputy Vice President Of International Partnerships At The Institute Of International Education. He Is Also The Director Of IIE's Center For International Partnerships In Higher Education.