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State effort to lure foreign students welcome

By Diane Peters-Nguyen

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 20, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">As the legislative session prepares to enter its final decision-making phase, particularly looking at where investments can be made to secure future economic development and diversification, our legislators would do well to consider the state Department of Business, Economic and Tourism (DBEDT)'s initiative to ramp up foreign student recruitment at Hawaii's educational institutions.</span></p>
<p>Hawaii is late to the game; countries that traditionally export college bound students have begun to establish their own domestic educational capabilities in a bid to keep these students and the money they spend on housing, food, transportation, books and more circulating in their own economies.</p>
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As the legislative session prepares to enter its final decision-making phase, particularly looking at where investments can be made to secure future economic development and diversification, our legislators would do well to consider the state Department of Business, Economic and Tourism (DBEDT)'s initiative to ramp up foreign student recruitment at Hawaii's educational institutions.

Hawaii is late to the game; countries that traditionally export college bound students have begun to establish their own domestic educational capabilities in a bid to keep these students and the money they spend on housing, food, transportation, books and more circulating in their own economies. Login for more...



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