它的官方! International classmates are GOOD for you
Bring more of them in I’d say
Groundbreaking new research suggests having international students in your seminars has a positive impact on your overall uni experience.
A huge 87 per cent of students quizzed in a survey said going to classes alongside foreigners gave them a “better world view” — and 85 per cent said it would be useful preparation for working in a global environment.
Researcher boffins at the Higher Education Policy Institute claim the stats are proof going to uni with international students can have a massive benefit.
Surveyors also found 76 per cent of students believe learning with foreigners will help them “develop a global network”.
Internationals currently make up 18 per cent of the total student body and 68 per cent of uni applicants say they have already studied with them before becoming freshers.
Higher Education Policy Institute boss Nick Hillman said: “The economic benefits of international students are well known.
“Educational benefits are thought to exist too, but there is less evidence for them.
“That is why we set out to test what people applying for higher education think about studying alongside those from other countries.
“The results provide a missing piece of the jigsaw and are overwhelmingly positive.
“Almost nine-in-ten applicants think studying alongside international students will prepare them for working in a global environment. Today’s school leavers truly are tomorrow’s global citizens.”