2,256 Emirati students contributed $66m to the US economy - report

UAE is represented among the prestigious campuses of Stanford, Brown, Penn and Columbia
During 2014, UAE students secured admissions to many leading US universities, such as Stanford, Brown, Penn, Columbia (above), the University of Chicago, and Johns Hopkins.
By Staff writer
Sun 27 Apr 2014 04:07 PM

The 2,256 Emirati students studying in American universities and colleges contributed $66,058,000 to the US economy during 2012-2013, a new report has estimated.

The report, compiled by Dubai-based consultancy firm Carian College Advisors, is based on the latest 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange and was released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The total number of international students studying in US colleges and universities reached a record high of 819,644 students during the 2012/2013 academic year.

This generated around 313,000 jobs and contributed $24bn to the US economy, the global report said.

“This represents a 6.2 percent increase in job support and creation, and nearly 10 percent increase in US dollars contributed to the economy from international students overall in 2013 compared with 2012,” added Peter Davos, managing director of Carian College Advisors.

“Over the years, there has been a steady rise in the number of UAE and international students joining US universities, as the US education system enjoys high reputation among UAE students.”

During 2014, Carian College Advisors helped UAE students secure admissions to many leading US universities, such as Stanford, Brown, Penn, Columbia, the University of Chicago, and Johns Hopkins.

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