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Southeast Asian students who are reluctant to move far from home have a growing range of options within the region, such as the Singapore University of Technology and Design.   © Getty Images
Asia Insight

US college degrees lose mystique among Asian students

Trump, guns and access to quality education at home affect enrollment patterns

MITSURU OBE, Nikkei staff writer | China

TOKYO -- For ambitious young Asians, studying in the U.S. has long been a natural choice. They venture across the vast Pacific to pursue degrees with global cachet and, perhaps, take a shot at the American dream.

Increasingly, though, the region's students are making a radical decision: They are staying close to home. 

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