The Economic Impact When International Students Return Back to Campus

International students and scholars generate significant economic and cultural contributions to our campus communities and the U.S. in general. Many international STEM graduates are also potential high skilled employees for U.S. companies.

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration (PAHEI) outlined several recommendations to build and sustain international student enrollment at U.S. higher education institutions. These recommendations include enhancing the visa application process for students by improving transparency and wait times to help students meet critical education and research deadlines. PAHEI also recommends that the Department of State (DOS) leave academic decisions about qualifications to colleges and universities by ending denials based on English-language competency or institutional type (e.g., community colleges, English language programs). PAHEI provides a helpful immigration portal with state-level data on international, immigrant, and DACA-eligible college students.

Read the full article from Immigration Impact here