Report: International students contributed $217.5M to R.I. economy last year

RHODE ISLAND, with 5,409 international students enrolled last year, saw $217.5 million in economic benefits, according to NAFSA: Association of International Educators, which released a report about the effects international students have on the economy. / COURTESY
RHODE ISLAND, with 5,409 international students enrolled last year, saw $217.5 million in economic benefits, according to NAFSA: Association of International Educators, which released a report about the effects international students have on the economy. / COURTESY
PROVIDENCE – During the last academic year, 5,409 international students in Rhode Island contributed $217.5 million to the state economy and supported 2,368 jobs, according to a report recently released by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Locally, here is a breakdown of the financial contribution generated by international students and the jobs they create: Brown…

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