Monday, September 11, 2006
UCSD officials expect more than 2,200 international students to attend this academic year - an all time high. The number of foreign students enrolled did level-off after 9-11, but there was a significant increase two years ago.
Campus officials say the number of Middle Eastern students on campus continues to lag below pre-9-11 levels. UCSD spokesman Michael Hindi says increased federal scrutiny influences whether those students will enroll.
Michael Hindi: "That does affect how they feel we feel about them. And I think we need to be aware of that. Because it does send a message that we need to be thinking about. Do we want to be sending a message that its OK to single out a certain group of people?"
Hindi says the majority of international students at UCSD come from China, South Korea and Japan. Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.