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Listening comprehension : A land of opportunity  (script)

This the campus of any top American university. This is the university of California, Berkeley - and the racial diversity of students can be striking. Berkley is a reflection of America’s diversity but it also reflects the desire from ambitious students from around the world for an American education.

More than 690 000  foreign students came to America to study this past year. Nearly 105 000 of those came from India and nearly 128 000 came from China. And foreign students often excel, earning more than half the doctorates awarded by American universities in math, computer science and engineering. - We were a land of immigrants. We’ve brought in the best people from all over the world, all the time. Vivek Wadhwa, now in the faculty of 3 American universities, Harvard, UC Berkeley and Dude came from India to the US as a graduate student. He says the immigrants’ story has been the same for centuries. -  Whether they came on the Mayflower or Air India, they bought one-way tickets to come here, there was never an option of going back home - because this was the only land of opportunity ».

Historically most foreigners who studied in America ended up staying.

Five years after graduation, 92 % of Chinese who came here as students are still here, and 81 % of Indians. The rest of the world has long suffering a brain drain and so many good brains came here.

Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, came from the Soviet Union,

● Pierre Omidyar, who started E-bay is Iranian, born in France. Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo is from Taiwan.

● Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun microsystems is from India.

Vivek Wadhwa studied immigrant entrepreneurs in high tech.  - Immigrants founding companies employed half a million workers in 2006, in the tech sector, just in the tech sector alone.

Listening comprehension : A land of opportunity  (script)

This the campus of any top American university. This is the university of California, Berkeley - and the racial diversity of students can be striking. Berkley is a reflection of America’s diversity but it also reflects the desire from ambitious students from around the world for an American education.

More than 690 000  foreign students came to America to study this past year. Nearly 105 000 of those came from India and nearly 128 000 came from China. And foreign students often excel, earning more than half the doctorates awarded by American universities in math, computer science and engineering. - We were a land of immigrants. We’ve brought in the best people from all over the world, all the time. Vivek Wadhwa, now in the faculty of 3 American universities, Harvard, UC Berkeley and Dude came from India to the US as a graduate student. He says the immigrants’ story has been the same for centuries. -  Whether they came on the Mayflower or Air India, they bought one-way tickets to come here, there was never an option of going back home - because this was the only land of opportunity ».

Historically most foreigners who studied in America ended up staying.

Five years after graduation, 92 % of Chinese who came here as students are still here, and 81 % of Indians. The rest of the world has long suffering a brain drain and so many good brains came here.

Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, came from the Soviet Union,

● Pierre Omidyar, who started E-bay is Iranian, born in France. Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo is from Taiwan.

● Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun microsystems is from India.

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