In one year Emirati students contributed $66m to the US economy

In one year Emirati students contributed $66m to the US economy

2,256 people from the UAE aided in job support and creation

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A new report has estimated that 2,256 Emirati students studying in American universities and colleges contributed $66,058,000 to the US economy during 2012–2013

In an interesting report, compiled by Dubai-based consultancy firm Carian College Advisors and based on the latest 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, it was revealed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that during the 2012/2013 academic year, the total number of international students studying in US colleges and universities reached a record high of 819,644 students. 

This generated around 313,000 jobs and contributed $24 billion to the US economy, the global report stated.

"Over the years, there has been a steady rise in the number of UAE and international students joining US universities, as the US education system enjoys a high reputation among UAE students." said Peter Davos, managing director of Carian College Advisors.

This year, Carian College Advisors have helped UAE students secure admissions to many prestigious US universities, such as Stanford, Brown, Penn, Columbia and many more.