It appears that a combination of new technologies, and fee rises in the UK are encouraging more to look to the States:
Professor McAuliffe said that once this was taken into account, students might actually be charged “a good deal less” in the US.
She added that the admissions process was also changing with the advent of new technologies, with one of the schools at the meeting helping its students to prepare for interviews in the US using Skype.
According to the Fulbright Commission, which promotes educational exchanges between the US and the UK, traffic to its website increased 30 per cent in the wake of the decision to increase tuition fees in England to a maximum of £9,000 a year.
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