Apparently a lot of America's women's colleges are hoping to take advantage of the oil boom in the Gulf to recruit students from a part of the world where single-sex education isn't considered an oddity. For a long time while I was in college my girlfriend was a Wellesley student, and I remember that the student body there was an odd mix of mostly very feminist American women plus a smattering of foreign women from very traditionalist families who didn't seem to really understand that the remaining women's colleges in the U.S. tend to be less traditional than the co-ed ones.

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