Despite worries that the U.S. economy and the rising cost of higher education will lead to fewer students applying, one set of graduate applicants seems undeterred: international students, U.S. News reports. Last year, first-time enrollment of international graduate students in the United States rose by 8 percent–the largest increase in 5 years, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Council of Graduate Schools. While it’s clear that an increasing number of international students want to earn a graduate degree in the United States, there are three important issues that these students must weigh before applying

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