While the cultural and financial value of international students on American campuses has long been recognized, the importance of an economically diverse student body is often overlooked. Discussing recent WES research, this webinar will provide an overview of the many benefits of economic diversity on campus, and the various avenues higher education institutions can pursue to achieve this end.

Gain Insight Into:

  • Institutional benefits of admitting economically diverse international students
  • International student school priority trends disaggregated by students’ financial resources
  • How to strategically recruit international students by socio-economic status and country




Research Associate, WES

Makala Skinner is an international higher education researcher specializing in education in emergencies, student support services, and student mobility trends. Prior to WES, she taught English in South Korea and Turkey for two years, and she worked as a college counselor for first-generation university students. Makala earned a master’s degree in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in English from George Washington University.


Data Analytics Associate, WES

Ning earned a master’s degree in social and comparative analysis in education from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in education from Capital Normal University in Beijing, China. Ning conducts and presents research on international higher education trends and student mobility.