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Master's Culminating Experience

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International students in the U.S have seldom been viewed as big contributors to local economies, in particular and to the U.S in general. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of international students in the United States, particularly at Wright State University (W.S.U), on the Greater Miami Valley Area.

This economic impact study will use previously compiled information extend on it to ascertain the impact of international education in the Miami Valley and by extension to the United States. Public policies towards international students will also be evaluated.

The conclusion is that international students have had a significant impact on the regional economy. Policies towards international students should be rethought to reflect these positive benefits.