Global Detroit — International Student Retention Program
In May of 2011, The New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan (neweconomyinitiative.cfsem.org) awarded the URC a three-year, $450,000 grant to launch the Global Detroit International Student Retention Program to retain international talent in the region. The program is based on recommendations outlined in a May 2010 Global Detroit study also funded by the New Economy Initiative.
The objectives of the Global Detroit International Student Retention Program include:
- Marketing the region to international students from the moment of first contact to graduation
- Recruiting employers to hire international students
- Navigating immigration legal barriers
Developing an ongoing presence and relationships with participating universities, international students, and related international organizations