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New York University Has Strong Appeal Among Foreign Students

I'm Gwen Outen with the VOA Special English Education Report.

We continue our series for students in other countries who want to study in the United States.

Last week, we talked about the University of Southern California. Students at U.S.C. get to experience life in America's second-largest city, Los Angeles, on the West Coast. This week, we discuss another school with a large number of foreign students. It is all the way across the country, in New York City.

New York University has forty-eight thousand students. More than four thousand of them are from outside the United States.

N.Y.U. offers many different programs of study. Also, students get to experience life in America's largest city. In fact, Gail Szenes tells us that N.Y.U. is the coolest school in the United States. Her opinion may have something to do with her job: she is director of the International Student Office at N.Y.U.

The foreign students at New York University come from more than one hundred forty countries. Most are from South Korea, India, Canada, China and Japan. Foreign students are studying in all fourteen schools within the university. These include arts and sciences, law, business and education. More than three thousand of the foreign students are in graduate and professional schools. About eight hundred are undergraduates.

The cost of attending New York University for one year is about fifty thousand dollars for undergraduates. That includes housing and health insurance. The cost for graduate students is different in each of the schools.

Bachelor’s degree students at N.Y.U. can borrow money from financial institutions to help pay for their studies. Foreign students in graduate school at N.Y.U. can get teaching or research jobs at the university. They can also get loans from financial institutions or the university. Gail Szenes say limits on university loans have increased this year.

N.Y.U. also offers English language training at its American Language Institute.

Internet users can learn all about New York University at Our Foreign Student Series continues next week. Our reports are all online at

This VOA Special English Education Report was written by Nancy Steinbach. I'm Gwen Outen.