“Increasing international student enrollment not only increases revenue for the university, but it adds diversity to the student body and programs,” says Dr. Karen Kennedy, Associate Dean of the School of Business. “UAB prides itself as one of the most diverse universities in the country, providing an invaluable global perspective in the classroom.
”Dr. Kennedy has traveled to Vietnam and Indonesia, and the embassies of Kuwait and United Arab Emirates, and has plans to recruit in Turkey this summer. Several students have already enrolled from these areas for the upcoming fall and spring terms. “We’ll be starting with small numbers until we build a community from these different countries,” Dr. Kennedy states, “but as we grow, student recruitment will be much easier and the impact will be greater.”