International Student Week
International Education Week is celebrated each November. This year Harcum students from abroad held a lunch and learn demonstration in Klein Hall. During lunch, students representing 22 different countries offered information on their homeland with food, craft and other cultural specialties.
This year Harcum's international student population is the largest in many years. Harcum is not the only higher education institution that has seen a recent spike in international student enrollment. Nationwide, there has been an increase as well.
The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released a report this month that found that the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by six percent to a record high of 764,495 in the 2011/12 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by one percent. This year, international exchanges in all 50 states contributed $22.7 billion to the U.S. economy. International education creates a positive economic and social impact for communities in the United States and around the world.
>>Read the full report.