The Economic Impact of International Students in the US Varies by Region
September 6th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

USA _ Map 131704300As we reported earlier, the recently released International Student Economic Value Tool was designed to influence Members of Congress in the United States in the run-up to the highly anticipated immigration legislation that was working its way around the Capitol earlier this year. Though crafted with legislators in mind, however, the data it provides – which was compiled compiled by NAFSA, the Association of International Educators and relies on international student data from Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report and economic data from the Wintergreen Orchard House – has implications for a much wider audience. Because the data is organized on a regional, state-by-state, and congressional district level, international educations and administrators can gain valuable insight by understanding the trends it illustrates – including the economic impact of international students. Read the rest of this entry »

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