Education: Foreign Flood

Those many alien students

Oglah Smadi, 31, a Jordanian linguistics student at the University of Texas, has helped start the first mosque in Austin; he wants his fellow Muslims to have a place to pray. At Indiana University, the directory of an eleven-story building for married students reads like a Saudi Arabian telephone book. Iranian students have shouted down the Shah in several U.S. cities.

The number of foreign students in the U.S. has risen sharply. Last year there were 235,000 foreigners (many of them graduate students) on college and university campuses, a 15% jump over the previous year; there are even more...

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