An Open Letter to Current and Prospective Language Systems Students
Dear International Students,
The recent presidential election has caused feelings of uncertainty about the future among international students studying in the United States. At Language Systems, we have been hearing from current students who have questions about the recent changes, as well as prospective students who are unsure if they should come to the U.S. at this time. Here are a few points to consider for current students and those who wish to study in the U.S. in the future:
The number of international students in the United States is at an all-time high. The Institute of International Education (IIE) recently released an stating that in the 2015-16 academic year, over one million international students were studying in the United States, a seven percent increase from the previous year. “The findings show that international students value the quality, diversity and strong reputation of U.S. institutions and recognize that these institutions will give them opportunities that can help them not only in their education but also in their careers,” said IIE President, Allan Goodman. “The more we can open doors to other cultures for our students, the better off our country and our world will be.”
U.S. schools want and need international students. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international students contribute nearly $36 billion to the U.S. economy. Many Americans welcome and value the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of having international students in their communities. This is especially true in private and public institutions all over the United States, where international students can contribute positively to intercultural communications and understanding. The bottom line is that international students are viewed positively and are welcomed in U.S. educational institutions.
California is one of the most popular places to study. Another important fact from IIE’s Open Doors report is that almost 150,000 international students were studying in California in 2015-16. This makes California a top destination for many students coming to study in the U.S. We believe one factor making California so popular is that it is one of the most diverse states in our country, making it feel safe and accepting for international students. Plus, California schools’ extensive experience with international students is evident in the variety of services available in even the smallest educational institutions.
Language Systems has a message for all its current and prospective students. Language Systems has been in business since 1987 meeting the needs of our diverse international student population. It is evident in our many years in the Los Angeles area that we value our students from all around the world, and we are proud of the accomplishments they’ve made after completing their studies at Language Systems. The diversity at Language Systems has made us even stronger in building an open and culturally diverse community in which students can feel safe and confident to pursue their dreams. Be assured that you will always be heard and appreciated at Language Systems, and that we will do our best to make your learning experience valuable and enjoyable.
The Language Systems Team.