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Asiana students part of larger trend headed for Southern California summer camps

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Visitors inquire about schools of USA, UK and other countries at the 2006 China Education Expo on October 14, 2006 in Beijing, China. The fair has attracted over 450 colleges, universities, schools and institutions from about 30 countries and regions present. Chinese students have become popular student source for foreign schools which are developing overseas education market in China, according to local media.
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Visitors inquire about schools of USA, UK and other countries at the 2006 China Education Expo on October 14, 2006 in Beijing, China. In 2011-12, 200,000 Chinese students came to study in the U.S., making it the 5th straight year of 20% growth of Chinese students in the U.S.

Students on Asiana flight 214 were headed to West Hills summer camp

Thirty of the 70 Chinese students and teachers on board Asiana Flight 214 were heading to the West Valley Christian Church in the San Fernando Valley for a three-week summer program. They're part of  a larger trend of Chinese students coming to the United States for education opportunities.

Before 2008, only Chinese businessmen were allowed to travel to the U.S. Since then, the number of Chinese visitors has continued to grow.  About 200,000 Chinese students studied abroad in the U.S. last year, making it the fifth straight year of 20 percent growth.

To learn more about these programs and the students who attend them, Take Two reached out to Clayton Dube at the USC U.S.-China Institute. 

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