GLOBAL CITIZEN INDEX

A FLYWIRE COLLABORATION
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JULY 2016 EDITION


PYMNTS.com Global Citizen Index™, a Flywire collaboration, focuses on the economic impact of Global Citizens, individuals who typically are experienced international travelers, and have the wealth or discretionary income to support the pursuit of personal priorities, including cross-border education, health care and wellness for themselves and their family members, or other experiences outside of their home countries.

KEY FINDINGS INCLUDE:


Sixty-eight percent of Chinese students cited a better education as the most or a very important factor in their decision to study abroad, while 64 percent of Indian students cited better career opportunities.

Only 20 percent of South Korean students reported living by themselves or with spouses before coming to the U.S., and even fewer did so in India (6 percent) and China (5 percent).

Ninety-three percent of Indian students are pursuing a graduate degree. Chinese and Korean students, however, are typically studying for a bachelor’s degree, with 72 percent of South Korean students and 61 percent of Chinese students pursuing undergraduate degrees.