Explainer: What 1.1 million foreign students contribute to the US economy

first_imgThe immigration order is likely to affect just a fraction of the total number of students. Nevertheless, two top universities went to court on Wednesday to try to stop it.Foreign students’ financial contributions are keenly felt in some schools and communities, where they pay higher tuition bills than some local students, and support real estate markets and local jobs.Jobs and real estateForeign students contributed $44.7 billion to the US economy during 2018, the IIE report says, citing the US Department of Commerce. The Trump administration said on Monday that foreign university students will have to leave the country if their classes are all taught online – clouding the future of tens of thousands of enrollees and potentially straining budgets at schools struggling to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.About 1.1 million foreign students attended US higher education institutions in the 2018-19 school year, according to a report issued by the State Department and the Institute of International Education (IIE), and they made up 5.5% of the entire US higher education enrollment.Most US universities have not decided yet whether they will have all online classes, in-person teaching, or some sort of hybrid when classes start again in the fall. They supported https://www.nafsa.org/policy-and-advocacy/policy-resources/nafsa-international-student-economic-value-tool-v2#main-content around 460,000 jobs in the United States in the 2018-19 academic year, estimates NAFSA, an international education advocacy group. The majority of these jobs are in higher education itself, but accommodation, retail, transportation, and health insurance also benefit, it concludes.The financial support for these 1.1 million students comes mostly from overseas too, the IIE report says – 57% of foreign students say their primary funding comes from their own personal or family sources, and another 5% from foreign governments, foreign universities, or overseas sponsors.China was the largest contributor to the foreign student body in the United States, followed by India and Saudi Arabia, the reports says.Chinese real estate purchases hit $30 billion in the twelve months ended March 2018, the National Association of Realtors reports https://www.nar.realtor/sites/default/files/documents/2019-profile-of-international-activity-in-u-s-residential-real-estate-07-17-2019.pdf, but fell to $13.4 billion in the next 12 months, in part because of US-China frictions. About 10% of Chinese purchases were made for student use, the realtor group said, the highest portion for any international buyers.Revenues that benefit us studentsForeign students in the United States often pay more to attend school than local students, including paying “out-of-state” tuition at publicly-funded state schools and additional charges aimed at oversees entrants.These charges brought in more than $10 million in extra annual revenue at Purdue University, a dean told the Institute of Higher Education in 2015.Big schools that are household names are likely to have a long waiting list of possible enrollees, available to take the place of any international student, said Terry Hartle, senior vice president of government and public affairs for the American Council on Education, which represents schools in Washington, DC.However, he said, “it’s no secret that many international students pay full tuition, and that this is a source of revenue that enables schools to offer student aid and other discounts to other students.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Florida man arrested for customizing car to impersonate an officer

first_imgPolice in Fort Myers have arrested a 30-year-old man who reportedly customized his 2009 Bentley to resemble a police vehicle and then began impersonating a cop.Christopher Ted Duluk was arrested Tuesday following an investigation into allegations and complaints that Duluk was using his vehicle in a “reckless manner.”The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says witnesses came forward to say that Duluk used a police siren and lights to maneuver around traffic and to intimidate others in the community. He was also said to have pulled over another driver using the lights and siren but sped away from the scene as the driver began to pull over.During their investigation into Duluk, authorities found that Duluk’s vehicle was equipped with police-style antennas, a speed measurement device similar to the ones used by law enforcement and a yellow State of Florida license plate with several LED police-style lights, despite not being a state employee.Authorities were granted a warrant and arrested Duluk at his residence on Little Gem Circle in Fort Myers. He has since been charged with Falsely Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer. Deputies also seized the vehicle for forfeiture.last_img read more

Eighty-three karatekas promoted at ASK-G grading exams

first_imgEIGHTY-three karatekas have been promoted in the Association do Shotokan Karate of Guyana grading exercise. Of the lot who advanced on Sunday at YMCA Thomas Lands were five persons to become first Dan black belts, and two who advanced further, under the watchful eyes of head of the IKD, ninth Dan Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai, assisted by Shihan Amir Khouri (seventh Dan).Roger J. Peroune from YMCA was promoted to fifth Dan, while Avinash Ramgolam from Land of Canaan was promoted to second Dan. Of the new first Dan black belts, four are from YMCA (Amrit Singh, Jasmine West, Yam Chan Chu and Nicholas Rampersaud), while Amirullah Kudrutullah is from Blairmont.A number of the students were also promoted to the KYU levels.  Eleven of them moved from 10 KYU (no rank) to yellow belt. These included: Kiev Luther, Sarah Lacon, Zane Elcock, Zarion Caulder, Josiah Freitas, Asim Hamilton, Jaxun Fields, Damari Williams, Nathan Henry, Aviel Wilson and Akilah Browne, while Ethan Persaud, Khaleel Dalrymple, Antwun Lamazon and Sasenarine Charran jumped from 10 KYU to orange belt.Leslie Edghill made a whopping jump from 10 KYU to blue belt, while two students (Nathan McKinnon, Ronuko Caulder) moved from 8 KYU to green belt.Allana Margan, Annastica Joseph, Valmiki Indarjit and Raphel James moved from 7 KYU to blue belt, while Derrick Agdomar advanced from 5 KYU to brown belt (3) and Nkechi McPherson, Prince Dunn and Kyron Thomas progressed from 4 KYU to brown belt (2).According to information from the ASK-G, a number of other students were promoted.Basil Jamal Williams (Para Student), Jayden Ramkissoon, Simkhael Levans, Samaiya Humphrey, Nathan Lam, Brandon Carew, Aidan Carew, Kai Callender, Mateus Nogueira, Aryan Din, Tamia Tyrrell, Zuriyah Howell, Ethan France, Faith Cornette and Shivanna Brijbhukan advanced to orange belt while Aidan Bell, Jaden Katon, Edien Dookie, Samara Siland, Vineshwari Indarjit, Shivraj Brijbhukan and Deoanand Geer advanced to green belt.Meanwhile Teshana Lake and Zulima Bell advanced to blue belt; whereas Kristen Sanasie, Theron Lake, Dylon Bess (Jr), Zareezyah Levans, Samuel Klass, Giada Agdomar, Bethany Agdomar, Isaiah Browne and Jordon Hargobin moved to purple belt.Mahir Rajkumar, Ethan Rosine, Elijah Rosine, Joshua Daniels and Aishah Persaud advanced to brown belt (3); while Micah Narine, Tyler Bess, Junxi Yang, Tyshaun Bess, Isaiah Anderson and Saskia Dyasindoo advanced to Brown (2) and Adrian Bhawanidin, Javed Baksh, Joshua Nimar, Joel Harry, Thamishwar Dyasindoo and Kristen Samaroo advanced to brown (1).Chairman of ASK-G, Khouri, noted that they are looking forward to having more students join, so that children can enjoy the benefits of karate-do, both short and long term.“Congratulations to all the students who were successful, also to instructors: Roger Peroune, Malcolm Francis, Keith Beaton and Wanda Agdomar (YMCA), Clinton Moriah (New Amsterdam, Berbice), Hazrat Ali (Albion & Blairmont, Berbice), Parmeshwar Persaud (Land of Canaan), & Mahadeo Ramotar (GFK West Bank) for their commitment to the development of karate and the karatekas.”Khouri added that during his stay, Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai would be conducting high-level seminars at YMCA and Guyana Karate College.“These seminars will prepare students for competition, judges’ training and instructors’ training, thus preparing IKD members for higher standards that will be passed on to the youths of the future.”last_img read more

Miami Open: Sloane Stephens Beats Ostapenko to Win First Title after…

first_imgUS Open champion Sloane Stephens beat Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 to win her first Miami Open title.American Stephens looked tense at the start and there were eight breaks of serve in the first set before the home favourite prevailed in the tie-break.The 25-year-old world number 12 relied heavily on her defence before putting her foot on the gas in the second set. World number five Ostapenko, 20, was left to rue an unforced error count of 48 which cost her a first win in Miami.It was the first meeting between the pair, both Grand Slam winners in the past 12 months, and their nerves showed in the opening exchanges as the first four games went against serve.Stephens had beaten three former Grand Slam champions – Garbine Muguruza, Angelique Kerber and Victoria Azarenka – to make the final, but she struggled initially against an aggressive Ostapenko.Stephens hit just three winners in the first set, relying on 29 unforced errors from the Latvian to scrape through the tie-break.French Open champion Ostapenko had not dropped a set all tournament until that point, and immediately broke the American in the second set.Florida native Stephens showed her improved speed as she continued to return Ostapenko’s hits, before finally coming alive in attack at 3-1 with a deft drop-shot and a brilliant cross-court winner as the finish line came into sight.The American ramped up the tempo and swept through the final games to win in one hour 31 minutes.Having lost eight matches in a row following her US Open triumph, Stephens has now responded to that slump with a sixth WTA title that will move her into the world top 10 for the first time when the rankings are released on Monday.“There were pre-match jitters but once I won the first set, I was able to settle,” she said. “I have wanted to be in the top 10 for so long. It’s very exciting.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more