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Cambodian Community in Australia
Small numbers of Cambodian refugees began arriving in Australia after Pol Pot gained power in 1975, numbers peaked in the 1980s. Between April 1975 and June 1986, 12,813 arrivals were sponsored under the Refugee and Special Humanitarian Program. Family stream migration increased the numbers of the Cambodia-born in Australia to over 20,000 by the mid-1990s. According to the 2011 census, there were around 28,000 Cambodian-born people and their families living in Australia.
In 2013, 941 students were enrolled in Australian education institutions.
The Number of Cambodian Students in the U.S. Increases
AKP Phnom Penh, November 29, 2013 —
The number of Cambodian students who studied in the United States in the 2012-13 academic year were 393, an increase by 18 percent over the previous year, according to the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released recently.
On the other hand, the number of U.S. students who studied in Cambodia rose to 303 in the 2011-12 academic year, up 11 percent if compared to the previous year, it pointed out.
The overall number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. were 819,644 in the 2012-13 academic year, an increase by 7 percent, while American students studying abroad were above 283,000, up 3 percent, underlined the report.
The U.S. Embassy in Cambodia promotes U.S. education opportunities for Cambodians through its EducationUSA Center at Pannasastra University in Phnom Penh, through engagement at its American Spaces in four Cambodian locations, and through the annual U.S.-Cambodia Education Fair, among other programs, said an embassy’s press release.
In early next year (Feb. 15, 2014), U.S.-Cambodia Education Fair will be held in Phnom Penh with the participation of over 20 U.S. colleges and universities to share information about U.S. study and scholarship opportunities, added the press release.
By Khan Sophirom
WTFNumber of Cambodian Students in the United States at an All-Time High
Released on November 27, 2013
The 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released on November 11, 2013, finds that the number of students from Cambodia who studied in the United States in the 2012/13 academic year increased by 18% over the previous year to an all-time high of 393. In 2011/12, the number of U.S. students who studied in Cambodia increased to 303, an 11% increase over the previous year. Overall, the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by seven percent to a record high of 819,644 students in 2012/13, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by three percent to an all-time high of more than 283,000.