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Come have coffee with StudentRoads along the canals of Copenhagen, Denmark (or perhaps kayak through the canals with us)! While we are visiting this picturesque city we are meeting with international students, university representatives, and entrepreneurs. If you would like to get together for coffee during our stay to tell us your student story or if you just want to learn more about StudentRoads please get in touch at http://bit.ly/13zhoQh. We look forward to meeting you!

We are on the road again and we are stopping in the Philippines. While we are visting this nation of islands we are meeting with international students, university representatives, and entrepreneurs. If you would like to get together for tea during our stay to tell us your student story or if you just want to learn more about StudentRoads please get in touch at http://bit.ly/13zhoQh. We look forward to meeting you!

The island nation of Sri Lanka is more than sun, sand, colorful culture, and spicy food as the StudentRoads team discovered during their visit in October 2012. After the cessation of decades of instability caused by civil war Sri Lanka’s economy is marching forward; in fact, it is beginning to run.

We are on the road again! For October 2012 our location is the stunningly beautiful and fascinating island of Sri Lanka. We are meeting with international students, university representatives, and entrepreneurs during our visit here. If you would like to get together for tea during our stay to tell us your student story or if you just want to learn more about StudentRoads please get in touch.

With state-funded universities cutting programs and tuition fees rising as a result of the economic climate, there is a growing chorus that foreign students are taking resources at the expense of local students. Protectionist sentiments like this are typical during an economic downturn, but they are being fueled by the increasing numbers of foreign students on campuses. The objections start with the premise that state-funded universities exist to educate local students and that subsidizing foreign students is a luxury that taxpayers cannot afford. Some countries are debating caps on foreign student visas to address this perceived problem, while others see international students as a critical factor for global competitiveness. The data confirms that educating foreign students is a strategic investment in the economy. President Obama, in his 2011 State of the Union address picked up on this theme, stating that many students “come here from abroad to study in our colleges and universities. But as soon as they obtain advanced degrees, we send them back home to compete against us.”

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  • Maria Ly is quite literally a Rock Star. You’ll often find her hanging off a 5.13a grade rock climbing route, she is the rock star co-founder of Skimble (which is incubated by Rock Health), and you can find her rock formation photography featured in Outside Magazine.

  • March 13, 1988 was the day we moved to America. Although it wasn't my first time in the country, that date was the beginning of my journey through the American school system. Those eleven years filled me with a lifetime of great memories.

  • Mayank is an inventor and zebra-enthusiast. He developed Stripespotter, a biological barcode scanner for zebras, and is a part of the team behind Facebook insights. By way of India to Oman to the US, Mayank can be found behind the wheel of a red Porsche dreaming up his next big idea.

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It was really nice to attend such a great university, I like the environment and faculty of the University of Health Sciences Antigua.

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Golden Gate University (GGU) offers practical and affordable education for international students.

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Studying at St. Andrews was one of the best choices I have ever made.

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I went to FSU on an athletic scholarship having finished a degree at Stirling University in Scotland.