The Economic Impact of International Students in Washington State

Thursday, February 28, 2013. Featuring Dr. David Beyer, Prema Arasu and Kim Lovaas.

Everett Roundtable: The Economic Impact of International Students in Washington State


David Cordell

Vice President of International Education
Edmonds Community College


Cheryl Hansen
Director of Global Services
Washington State University


Kim Lovaas
Associate Director of International Student Services and International Admissions
University of Washington


Thursday, February 28, 2013
8:00 am – 9:30 am

Everett Community College
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201
Room WHH 105


Register Online


Attracting international students is very important for Washington State’s economy. Not only do international students help promote our region abroad but they also account for a lot of spending dollars during their stay. In fact, international students spent roughly 533 million dollars last year.

Once these students return to their home country they naturally act as ambassadors for our state. It is in our best interest to cultivate lasting relationships so as they move through their professional careers they will remember our state, possibly resulting in foreign direct investment.

Washington State is currently ranked 11th in the United States in terms of the number of international students. Join this program to see how our business community can help our educational institutions attract more students and build stronger relationships. With more international students our economy will continue to grow now and into the future.

Presented by:

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County

Everett Community College

The Trade Development Alliance


Registration: Admission to the program is complimentary. Please RSVP in advance to secure you spot at the program. For general program questions contact Allison Peterson at or (206) 389-7227.


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