The Arapahoe Community College, along with several higher education institutions, participated in the International Education Day on February 13th at the Colorado State Capitol. Sponsored by StudyColorado, an initiative partnered with over twenty colleges in the state that is designed to promote Colorado as a higher education destination, this event was the first of its kind in Denver. We had a very productive conversation with legislators about the significant economic and cultural contributions of international education to our state. There are nearly 12,000 international students enrolled in our colleges and universities, and they bring about $460 million annually to the Colorado economy, averaging to $38,333 per student.
Lucy Daberkow, International Recruitment & Retention Specialist, had this to say about the experience: “What a fantastic opportunity to highlight the importance of international education in our state. The state legislators present during the event gave a standing ovation to the international students representing their colleges and universities and thanked them for choosing Colorado as their study destination.”
by Lucy Daberkow, ACC International Student Recruitment and Retention Specialist