By . Studying abroad can be a dream come true for some -- but for others, departing their native country for educational purposes is simply a means to an end. For the past several years, an increasing number of French students have left France to study in the United States.
Last August, Boris Valensi, a 23-year-old French student, arrived in the U.S. as one of more than 8,200 people from France (a record) who sought to advance their education in the U.S. amid France's economic crisis and high unemployment rate. Indeed, France is in a deep recession, and the unemployment rate for people under 25 recently reached 26 percent. Crossing the Atlantic to finish one’s studies is now viewed as almost essential to finding full-time work in France. Read more...