Yesterday afternoon, a group of Minnesota schools and colleges announced they were teaming up to lure more foreign students to the state. For more details, I talked today to Christina Hilpipre-Frischman, who is chairwoman of the the new 21-member group, called “Study Minnesota.” She said the schools have been talking about teaming up for a Read more

Minnesota’s 12,000 foreign students and their families contribute a net of $302.5 million to the state economy during the 2010-11 year, according to a report announced today by the National Association of Foreign Student Educators. The top three institutions, according to money generated: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities: $120 million St. Cloud State University: Read more

In an interesting twist on the international student story, assistant professor of English Amy Watkin of Concordia College in Moorhead tells The Concordian student paper that the system fails to help foreign students enough to understand American plagiarism and academic integrity standards: ““I’ve found that almost without exception, whatever continent you’re talking about, the students Read more