INTERNATIONAL ASIAN STUDENTS IN U.S. SCHOOLS
ECONOMICAL AND EASY WAYS TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH iTalkBB
Vienna, VA, September 2, 2008 The education system in the United States has always been the one of the best and most attractive school systems in the world. The public pre-school, grade school, middle school, and high school curriculum is a high priority budget item that is supported by the federal and local governments. Attendance in public schools is free to all U.S. citizens.
According to the latest U.S. Census taken in 2000, the profile of the student population shows more than one fourth of the U.S. population aged 3 and older attended school in the spring of 2000. The 76.6 million students included 5 million enrolled in nursery school, 4.2 million in kindergarten, 33.7 million in elementary school, 16.4 million in high school, 14.4 million in college (undergraduate), and 3.1 million in graduate school.
Many Asian families work to send their children to the U.S for higher education. According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department, there are 583,959 foreign students studying in U.S. schools. Data as of June 30, 2006 show South Korea remains ranked the number one country of citizenship by active students, with a total of 83,854 students. The top 5 countries of citizenship by active foreign students represent 48% of the foreign student population.
Rank Country of Citizenship # of Active Students % of Total Active Students
1 SOUTH KOREA 83,854 14.4%
2 INDIA 63,644 10.9%
3 CHINA 53,758 9.2%
4 JAPAN 47,249 8.1%
5 TAIWAN 32,442 5.6%
6 CANADA 23,312 4.0%
7 MEXICO 13,441 2.3%
8 TURKEY 11,242 1.9%
9 THAILAND 10,650 1.8%
10 SAUDI ARABIA 9,345 1.6%
11 HONG KONG 8,384 1.4%
If you have family overseas, it becomes a chore to stay in touch. International calls are expensive, and while emails may work, they lack the human touch of having a conversation and listing to all the emotions families want to share.
Technology today is working to help you. Consider using the latest innovations to save money. If you have broadband Internet connection, switch to VOIP, or digital phone service. One of the best companies for the Asian household is iTalkBB, a subsidiary of iTalk Global Communications. One of the pioneers in the VOIP industry, iTalkBB was the first company to transmit a digital phone call between China and the United States.
You can use your same telephone equipment, keep your phone number, and enjoy many advance calling features for free. For those of you with friends and family in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Korea, you get a China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Korea phone number so your overseas friends and family can call you without incurring international toll charges. This unique service speaks directly to the needs of the Asian population. It is very expensive for callers to make international calls to the US and Canada. iTalkBB gives you a China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Korea telephone number when you become an iTalkBB customer. You give this number to your friends, family, and business associates in those countires. This allows the caller to simply dial the local China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Korea number to reach you. You receive the call, in the United States or Canada, and the caller in Asia has not incurred any international long distance rates! This is similar to owning a toll free number.
The Global Plan with iTalkBB gives you a free China phone number. Phone numbers with Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea exchanges are available for a nominal monthly fee. So stay in touch with students with your home phone or cell phone. Visit www.iTalkBB.com or call 1-877-482-5522 for Chinese-speaking customer service reps, or 1-800-872-2902 for Korean-speaking customer service reps for more information.
Enjoy the school year and the extra money you save!
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iTalk BB is a subsidiary of iTalk Global Communications, Inc., a pioneer in the VoIP revolution and a leader in the international telecommunications industry. iTalk BB provides high quality Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service at very competitive prices. Customers replace their traditional phone company service with iTalk BB’s state-of-the-art technology using their broadband connection. Enjoy a menu of calling plans tailored for residential or business usage. Advance features such as call waiting, three-way calling, caller ID, call forwarding and more are included in your plans at no extra charge. iTalk BB offers some of the most competitive international rates. iTalk BB offers their customers an exclusive feature; a free China telephone number. Friends and family in China dial your China number to reach you directly in the USA and Canada, without incurring local or international long distance charges. This service is unparallel in the industry. Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea numbers are available for a nominal monthly fee. iTalkFreedom is a service designed for making and receiving calls on your mobile phones. Get 24-hour customer sales and support at the Call Center and on the web. See detailed information on the company website www.italkbb.com