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Universities and colleges in the U.S. and around the world are reaching out beyond their borders, hoping to include substantial numbers of foreign students into their incoming classes. Foreign students (and their parents) are often investing in more than tuition--property may be on their radar too. There are numerous angles for selling to this market and using it to expand your global business. Find out how.
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Universities and colleges across the United States and around the world are reaching out beyond their borders, hoping to include substantial numbers of foreign students into their incoming classes. Higher education has become a global pursuit.
International students,along with their parents and their connections back home, could represent important opportunities to grow your global presence. This article includes four things you should know about the university market to help you establish a foothold.
Building a niche via international students of higher education does take creative thinking, to be sure. But it can be done. Solution selling is key, especially at small public and private colleges where budgets are tight, even in areas as important as international recruitment and enrollment.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been a gateway to foreign-born immigrants for almost 400 years. Today, a significant number of those new arrivals are students. Because it was one of the earliest settlements in what is now the United States, Massachusetts is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. Foreign students have come to schools like Harvard, MIT, Smith and Amherst for generations. Today, international students have become so essential to higher education that colleges, universities and community colleges across the state are vying for their share.
University-related opportunities are easy to find in Massachusetts. In fact, Boston has a higher concentration of colleges and universities than any other city in the country, and education is an important driver of the state’s economy. Every autumn Boston, Cambridge and the surrounding communities see a huge infux of students of all nationalities. Scientists flock to the area’s hospitals and research institutions, and technology graduates are drawn to the high-tech corridor that curls around the outer rim of the metropolitan area.
Take your real estate business to a higher level by registering for the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 8-11, in San Francisco, California, USA.
Network with the “best of the best” in global business at the following events geared toward international professionals: