Nov 29, 2010

Foreign Students Worth $18.8B to USA

The 2009-2010 economic impact statement from international education compiled by the National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) was released last week. The numbers are big. International students are worth a lot to the US economy, $18.8B conservatively using NAFSA's methodology.

Here is how the total breaks down for the current academic year:

  • 690,923 international students
  • Spent $13.1B on tuition expenses
  • Spent $12.5B in living expenses
  • Received US student aid of $7.2B
  • and spent $448M in dependents living expenses
Facing a budget deficit of $1.42 trillion and a trade deficit of $375B, how soon before the Obama administration opens the education door wide open?

Nov 22, 2010

ACT360 Moves to Gastown

ACT360 is moving back to downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada. Our new address in the Dominion Building in Gastown, effective December 1, 2010:

Suite 1116
207 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1H7

Love the 270 degree view!