Thursday, January 20, 2011

UIS extends its reach: Growing numbers of international students come here

It can't off an ocean beach, big city attractions or an Ivy League degree, but the University of Illinois Springfield aims to continue increasing its international student enrollment.

Its drawing cards will be small class size, personal attention, quality programs and affordability - the attributes that have attracted 46 new international students this spring and more than 200 overall to campus.

"I researched it a lot, and for me it was about utility," said Anand Abhat, a junior business major from Bangalore, India, a city of 6 million people. "It had a reputation, it wasn't too expensive, and it was part of the U of I system. It's the maximum bang for your buck."

The international student population at UIS was featured in a January 20, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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