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United States Hosts 46,000 Students from ASEAN, Bringing $1.3 Billion to Economy

In Asia on May 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

This post appeared on AseanMattersforAmerica and was co-authored with Damien Tomkins.

Twenty-eight students from Vietnam receive MBAs from Griggs University in Silver Spring, Maryland. Photo by Rajmund Dabrowski/ANN via Flickr (Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0).

More than 46,000 students from Southeast Asia came to the United States for the academic year 2010-2011, comprising 6 percent of all foreign students in the United States, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE). However, growth has been slow, with only a 10 percent increase over the last decade in the number of ASEAN students in the United States. Many countries, in fact, have experienced significant decreases in the number of students they send to the US, but the exponential growth from Vietnam has buoyed the overall total. Foreign students from ASEAN and their dependents contributed about $1.3 billion to the US economy last year, an average of about $28,000 per student, based on Asia Matters for America estimates of data from the National Association of International Educators.

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For first time, Asia matches US high-tech investment expenditure

In Asia on February 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

This originally appeared on Asia Matters for America.

US has lost over one quarter of high-tech manufacturing jobs in past decade.

Ten countries in Asia together invested $399 billion in S&T research and development, as much as the United States, in 2009. Image Source: National Science Board

For the first time in history, the Asian region in 2009 spent as much on research and development in science and technology (S&T) fields as the United States, the traditional leader in high technology investment. The spending has cost American jobs because multinational companies, many of them US-based, locate more of their knowledge-intensive, research and development jobs in Asia, according to a new report by the US National Science Board. During the last decade, the United States has lost nearly three in ten high-tech manufacturing jobs.

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Career Resources for International Relations Jobs in Washington, DC

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I just had a former intern ask me for advice on finding jobs in the DC region in international affairs. I compiled a list for her and thought it might help others. Here it is.

A good first choice is searching/following the websites of individual companies that you would love to work for. Research the companies, then keep checking. Even if they don’t have anything immediately available that suits you, you’ll still get a better sense of what they do, who they want, and what projects they’re working on. When a spot opens up that even remotely interests you, you’ll then have the background knowledge to integrate into your cover letter and (hopefully!) interview.

I’ve found my university career website to be quite good. Check it regularly.

A few other options:

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