Our colleges and universities are among the best in the world and despite some of our problems, the United States is still a very attractive place for people to live after graduation. I think our economy is greatly helped by foreign students especially those who continue to stay in the United States.
The U.S. will continue to be attractive to foreign students in the future for a number of reasons. Firstly through both the quality and diversity of learning options available to foreign students seeking to learn and gain qualifications in the U.S. Secondly through the high standard of living and wide range of extra-curricular activities available to students in the U.S. Finally due to the relatively low cost of learning and living in the U.S. in comparison to other possible student destinations. The U.S. provides affordable, high quality education, with an enviable lifestyle for students and will continue to attract foreign students in the future.
The United States always followed the policy of attracting highly educated foreign people to study, research and live in the states. This attitude hasn't changed, and I don't think it will in the near future. Also the higher wages provided, by the US will always be attractive for underpaid eastern European and Asian doctors, engineers and so on.
While our elementary and high school education is not the United States strong suit, our college and university programs continue to top the charts in medicine and engineering. Students from abroad will be able to make the most out of their career by completing their college career in the states and taking advantage of the opportunities that may not be available elsewhere.