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New ISU partnership aims to increase international students

January 29, 2018 GMT

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University trustees have approved partnering with an organization that works with schools on international student recruitment.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the move comes after the university officials previously announced that they aim to increase the percentage of international students with a goal of 10 percent of total enrollment within a decade. The percentage has been at about 2 percent. ISU had 384 international students and 56 exchange students on campus during the fall semester.

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Trustees approved an agreement with INTO University Partnerships at their board meeting Saturday in suburban Chicago. The organization will be responsible for marketing to and recruiting students.

ISU plans to set up an international student center on campus and provide programming for students needing English language development.

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Information from: The Pantagraph, http://www.pantagraph.com