- Associated Press - Monday, November 16, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan and Michigan State University are among the top U.S. schools for attracting international students and for sending students abroad for study.

For the second straight year, the number of University of Michigan students studying abroad increased by 15 percent. The university had 2,719 U.S. students earning credit in education-abroad programs in 2013-14. The number of international students grew by 2 percent to 7,423.

In 2014-15, Michigan State says it hosted 8,146 international students - a rise of 5.7 percent from the previous year.

At Michigan State, the majority came from China, followed by Korea and India. In fall 2014, the East Lansing school hosted more than 100 students from Iran and Iraq and more than 200 from Saudi Arabia. In 2013-14, 2,478 MSU students studied overseas.

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