Latest Open Doors data reveals that, for the second year in a row, BU ranks #12 in the "top 25" list of campuses with the most international students on campus in 2013/14, and #11 of the “top 25” list for campuses with the most students studying abroad in 2012/13.
In this three part series, Sara Rimer documents the growing international student population here at BU, most notably those from China. To get an idea of the demographic shift that has taken place at BU in the past few years: the enrollment in fall 2008, 42 of 4,131 freshmen were from China. In fall 2013, the numbers were 410 of 3,807 freshmen. “We’re a new generation,” says Ge. “We like American culture. It’s new, it’s free.”