The following is an excerpt from a story about international students at Wichita State University. The article appeared in the Jan. 27 issue of The Wichita Eagle.
University's international students part of global diplomacy
Jan 29, 2013 9:54 AM | Print
Armin Gerhard runs Wichita State University's international education program. He has helped hundreds of foreign students study at WSU. They come here from 110 countries. There are currently 1,400 at WSU, he said, and another 400 former international students in the U.S. still working with WSU. Most of them face eventual visa deadlines to leave the U.S., he said.
Many want to stay. Many trained at WSU to become engineers, scientists, math teachers, entrepreneurs. After we train them, we make them leave, Gerhard said.
"We haven't been smart enough to keep these people here," he said. "With our immigration policy, we welcome them here, they become virtually a part of our country—they become very American in many ways."
He's been glad to hear that politicians in Washington are talking about changing that.
Koch Global Trading Center officially dedicated
Rhatigan Renewal revives campus life
WSU dedicates building named for former president
Innovative splint developed by WSU researchers
WSU expansion will support job growth, innovation
Wichita State Musical Theater presents 'The Spitfire Grill'
Economic Outlook Conference, Oct. 9
History Department special presentation
Workshop to prepare students for ACT
Nursing student workshop to be held at WSU
WSU hosting 'Writing Now, Reading Now' series
WSU to host ACT Math Workshop
David Cabela to speak at WSU forum
Constitution Day activity at WSU
The Elliott School of Communication turns 25
Kansas Council for Economic Education receives grant
Ray to discuss photography at reception
Students, community welcome at WSU outdoor movie
AQR holiday travel forecast: Book early
CEDBR now offers indicators in optimal format
Students feel at home in Shocker Hall
Tree planting honors WSU's KBOR anniversary
WSU School of Nursing one of 100 schools chosen
Innovation helps WSU School of Nursing reach students