There are more than three times as many foreigners studying at U.S. colleges and universities as there are Americans studying abroad altogether. There are 304,040 Chinese students in the US while barely 13,763 American students in China... Source: IEE; Institute of International Education.
“Our national security and domestic prosperity depend upon a citizenry that understands America’s place in the world, the security challenges it faces, and the opportunities and perils confronting Americans around the world. Responding to these realities requires a massive increase in the global literacy of the typical college graduate.” Source: Commission on the Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program.