Tuesday, September 16, 2014

UIS grows in student diversity

Students from across the world are coming to the University of Illinois Springfield in record numbers.

The number of international students increased 115 percent over last fall, to 827, making it one of the university's fastest growing populations.

The majority of international students come from either India or China.

Rishika Naha is the vice president of the Indian Student Association on campus.  She says new students need help transitioning.

"We have to adapt to new things, from the food to dressing to behavior, body language, etiquette and everything," Naha said.

Naha said American schools have become a magnet because her country places a high value on an American degree.

This story was featured on WCIA on Monday, September 15th.

Watch the story online.