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NAFSA [Association of International Educators] announces that in addition to the $24 billion, “Tuition and living expenses paid by international students also supported 313,000 jobs in 2012-2013, according to data from Open Doors and the Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics.”
“Each year, NAFSA produces a detailed regional, state-by-state, and congressional district analysis on the economic benefits of spending by international students and their dependents to the U.S. economy.
International students not only contribute economic value, they build bridges between the United States and other countries; bring global perspectives into U.S. classrooms and research labs; support U.S. innovation through science and engineering coursework, making it possible for U.S. colleges and universities to offer these courses to U.S. students; and support programming and services on campus for all students by paying out-of-state tuition, funded largely by non-U.S. sources.”
According to this data, for our region, the congressional district of Jackie Walorski, that impact is $51 million.

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