International students are growing in importance – for schools and real estate agents alike. Universities and colleges in the United States and around the world are actively working to grow their international enrollment for the prestige, intellectual capital, and revenue they bring. International enrollment is up, both at the prep and college level.
Much is made of colleges and universities attracting international students – but many high schools are taking note and pursuing this student base as well. Parents of these young scholars are beginning their international experience in high school to prepare them – both academically and socially – for college in a foreign country. Immersing themselves into the culture so early is an investment in a long-term stay in the United States or wherever they might choose to relocate.
At Walnut Hill School for the Arts, an independent boarding school for the arts located in Natick, Massachusetts, 30% of the student body is international students. While the majority of the students board at the school, about 20% are day students from nearby cities and towns.
The Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minn. and St. Croix Lutheran in West St. Paul, Minn. both attract international students. St. Croix Lutheran currently boasts representation from 10 different countries.
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