According to an economic impact statement recently released by the National Association of International Educators (originally the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers, or NAFSA), Clayton State University’s 62 foreign students contributed $1,725,800 to the U.S. economy during the 2010/2011 academic year.
NAFSA recently estimated that, overall, foreign students and their dependents contributed approximately $18.78 billion to the U.S economy during 2010/2011 academic year, and $5.2 billion in just the southern states. NAFSA’s annual Economic Impact Statements estimate the amount of money foreign students brings to the United States to support their education.
As part of NAFSA’s efforts to feature real-life stories about the positive impact foreign students have on state economies and communities around the country, and as part of the celebration of International Education Week, Clayton State Assistant Director of the International Student Services Office, Brett Reichert, recently posted an article on the NAFSA blog devoted to such stories. Reichert’s article is available at http://blog.nafsa.org/2011/11/17/a-globalized-view-from-the-south/.