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Patrick McCrystal

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Patrick McCrystal

I'm a Business Development Manager of International at EducationDynamics. I enjoy reading about international affairs, reading and writing about marketing, and exploring all the history the city of Philadelphia has to offer. You may contact me directly at pmccrystal@educationdynamics.com

Why Do International Students Come to the United States for College?

Nearly 1 million international students study at colleges and universities across the United States, up 40% from 10 years ago. That is an amazing increase when you consider that international students pay up to three times more than in-state students at public universities. At Arizona State University, the public university with the largest number of…

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The Value of International Students in the U.S. After They Graduate

International students bring many benefits to the United States when they enroll here. First, they create diversity on our campuses that exposes many American-born students to nationalities and cultures they have never experienced before. In today’s global economy this experience is essential. Second, they spend money while they are here, and a lot of it.…

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The Danger of Travel Restrictions to U.S. Universities

Whenever I speak to someone in an institution’s International Admissions or Enrollment Department, one of the first things I ask them is, “What are your international enrollment goals?” Often, they tell me that they would like to increase their school’s international enrollment and diversity. College is the first opportunity many students have to engage with…

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