As the latest figures have shown, the number of British students who get higher education at US universities has largely increased. Namely, there are nearly 9,000 students more this year in comparison to the year 2008. According to data released by the Institute of International Education, the number of students from the UK who study in the US has increased to 8,861 in 2009-10.
According to the Fulbright Commission that comes out for transatlantic cultural understanding, more and more studies will be made for the situation raises great interest in the US. Nowadays the British government prepares for the vote on tuition fees using custom papers.
Moreover, traffic to the US study website has increased by nearly a third, according to the commission. In September, the USA College Day took place in London and the attendance was nearly 50%. The commission claims that strong competition at English universities made students seek places at the US universities this year. Besides, students have been urged to look for an insurance policy abroad.
Lauren Welch, Director of Advising at the Fulbright Commission, said: "British students and parents are feeling the squeeze between rising tuition and budget cuts at UK universities. The gap is closing rapidly between tuition rates in both countries. Many students are saying when you're already paying up to £9,000, what's another £3,000 to study in the States?"