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Gauging the Impact of International Students in Higher Ed

The economic benefit for communities and individual colleges is easy to tally. The cultural exchanges, though, are seen as important contributions, too. While studies have shown many international students often do not form close friendships with domestic students — in the same way that low-income students or students of color tend to cluster among their own groups on campuses — students from China or India or Brazil bring their perspectives to class discussions and student activities.