Wednesday, August 24, 2011

International student population continues to grow at Southeast

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - International student enrollment is continuing to grow at Southeast Missouri State University.

Zahir Ahmed, Executive Director of International Education and Services, says international students are choosing majors throughout the University, but are specifically drawn towards business and polytechnic studies.

The international population has grown about 16% over the last year.

"We now have roughly around 710 students, by the end of the first week probably around 715 to 720 international students from 48 different countries," Ahmed says. "That’s a growth of over 100 students from last fall."

Ahmed says most students are coming from Asian countries, specifically China and India. But he adds that all global regions are represented on campus.

Drew Yount, KRCU


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