What We Tell International Students Who Are Muslims


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Questions and Answers: U.S. Life for Muslim Students

How many international students are in the United States? How many students from my country?

Open Doors, a survey published annually by the nonprofit Institute for International Education, reported that approximately 564,766 international students were enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education in 2005-2006. You can look up the number enrolled from your country in this book, or your EducationUSA adviser should be able to tell you.


How common is the practice of Islam in the United States?

Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States. Estimates of the number of people practicing particular religions in the United States are not precise (the government does not gather official information on people’s religion because the U.S. Constitution legally prohibits government from interfering or being involved in religious matters, surveys are mainly conducted by religious organizations), but totals are currently estimated…

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