Benefits of Foreign Students in Seattle Highlighted

Former Chair of the A.C.E. International Advisory Council, Bill Stafford, has recently written an article for the local e-news publication Crosscut: “What foreign students learn here often stays here.”

Bill, who is President of the Trade Development Alliance which celebrates its 20th anniversary this June 14th at a gala dinner, is a serious advocate for international education as a critical aspect of global economic and Northwest regional development.  This article also points to the role Study Washington plays in leading promotional efforts overseas (an organization which A.C.E. helped start in the early 1990s, and for which A.C.E. Language Institute Director, Sally Thomas, is Co-Chair currently), as well as the fact that the international convention NAFSA: Association of International Educators, is going to be in nearby (Vancouver, BC) from May 29 to June 4.  Bill is also kind enough to mention A.C.E. in the article.  You can read the article at crosscut.com here.

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