international students http://michiganradio.org en Michigan's international students key to ecomomic growth http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-international-students-key-ecomomic-growth <p></p><p>Michigan needs to fill 274,000 jobs by 2018 in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). &nbsp;And a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ccording to a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.migtri.org/sites/default/files/files/A%20Pathway%20to%20National%20Competitiveness.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;released by the Global Talent Retention Initiative (</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">GTRI</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">) of Michigan, the state's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">international college and university students are key to meeting that demand.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>The report says that Michigan's international students are three times as likely as Michigan students to major in those fields.</p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:14:37 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14888 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's international students key to ecomomic growth Stateside: Implications of international student enrollment http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-implications-international-student-enrollment <p><em>The following is a&nbsp;</em><em>summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The amount of international students from China who have enrolled &nbsp;at Michigan State University is 385 times greater than it was a decade ago.</span></p><p>How does this impact instate students applying to schools like MSU and the University of Michigan? How big of a factor does out-of-state tuition play in an institution's decision to accept more non-Michigan or international students?</p><p>Michigan writer Ron French wondered, "is a student from China taking my kid's college slot?" His story appeared in today's issue of Bridge, from the Center for Michigan. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:59:04 +0000 Stateside Staff 11352 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Implications of international student enrollment Stateside: International students continue to attend Michigan universities http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-international-students-continue-attend-michigan-universities <p>An increasing amount of Chinese students are enrolling in American universities.</p><p>Because more Chinese students are now graduating from high school than ever before, there exists the demand for collegiate opportunities.</p><p>“It’s a strong reflection of the Chinese middle class. There is also a liberalization of U.S. visas to allow Chinese students to come here,” said Peter Briggs.</p><p>Briggs directs Michigan State University’s Office of International Students and Scholars.</p><p>Sharing her story was study abroad was Jing Cui. An undergrad student at MSU, Jing Cui considered America upon attending a Chinese university for a year. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:49:15 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10003 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: International students continue to attend Michigan universities Michigan universities among the top for international students http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-universities-among-top-international-students <p>According to<a href="http://www.iie.org/en/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors"> Open Doors 2011</a>, an annual report put out by the Institute of International Education with support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, two Michigan universities placed in the top 10 in terms of international student enrollment.</p><p>The University of Michigan came in at number eight with 5,995 enrolled international students in the 2010/11 academic year, while Michigan State was ninth on the list with 5,784.</p><p>The report shows a total number of 723,277 international students attending U.S. colleges and universities during the 2010/11 school year, a five percent increase over the previous year.</p><p>A<a href="http://www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Press-Center/Press-Releases/2011/2011-11-14-Open-Doors-International-Students"> press release form the IIE</a> says:</p><blockquote><p>This is the fifth consecutive year that Open Doors figures show growth in the total number of international students, and there are now 32 percent more international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities than there were a decade ago. The 2010/11 rate of growth is stronger than the three percent increase in total international enrollment reported the previous year, and the six percent increase in new international student enrollment this past year shows more robust new growth than the one percent increase the prior year.</p><p>Increased numbers of students from China, particularly at the undergraduate level, largely accounts for the growth this past year.</p></blockquote><p>Included in the report is an <a href="http://www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors/Data/Special-Reports/Economic-Impact-of-International-Students">assessment of possible positive economic results</a> created by the increase in foriegn students:</p><blockquote><p>International students contribute&nbsp;over $21 billion to the U.S. economy, through their expenditures on tuition and living expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Higher education is among the United States&#39; top service sector exports, as international students provide revenue to the U.S. economy and individual host states for living expenses, including room and board, books and supplies, transportation, health insurance, support for accompanying family members, and other miscellaneous items.</p><p>Open Doors reports that more than 60% of all international students receive the majority of their funds from personal and family sources. When other sources of foreign funding are included, such as assistance from their home country governments or universities,&nbsp;over 70% of all international students&#39; primary funding comes from sources outside of the United States.</p></blockquote><p>As part of our <a href="http://www.changinggears.info/">Changing Gears</a> series, Michigan Radio&#39;s Sarah Alvarez<a href="http://www.changinggears.info/2011/11/14/is-the-midwest-in-the-middle-of-a-brain-gain/"> considers some impacts more international students could have on the Midwest as a whole.</a></p><p><em>-John Klein Wilson, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:52:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5027 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan universities among the top for international students New fund to send Haitian high school grads to college in MI http://michiganradio.org/post/new-fund-send-haitian-high-school-grads-college-mi <p>A couple of geology professors conducting research in Haiti want to help the people they met there. And on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, their idea to give young Haitians a college education is becoming reality. <a href="http://www.gvsu.edu/">Grand Valley State University</a> is launching a fundraising effort to offer scholarships to promising high school students in Haiti. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 23:23:06 +0000 Lindsey Smith 859 at http://michiganradio.org New fund to send Haitian high school grads to college in MI