Western Kentucky Wants More International Students

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Western Kentucky University wants to double its international student population within five years.

There are currently just over 1,300 full-time international students at Western Kentucky. The university's chief for international enrollment management, Raza Tiwana, told The Daily News she foresees 2,100 international Hilltoppers within five years, or 10 percent of the 21,000-student population.

Final international student numbers for the fall 2014 semester, as with all enrollment numbers for the semester, are still being compiled by university officials.

Tiwana has traveled more than 130,000 air miles since January in recruitment efforts. Just like domestic student recruitment efforts, Tiwana and other staff in his 12-person department attend college fairs in gymnasiums or cafeterias and meet with guidance counselors and parents.

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