Bahraini students contribute $13.5m into US economy

August 13, 2014 2:29 am

Carian College Advisors, an education consultancy specialising in US Admissions guidance, released report showing that as many as 459 Bahraini students studying in US universities and colleges have contributed $13.5m to the US economy during 2012-2013, Gulf Daily News reported. These estimates are based on the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. ‘The number of Bahraini students studying in the US stood at 459 students in the 2012-13 academic year,’ Carian College Advisors managing director Peter Davos said. ‘We expect this number to rise further, because of the prevailing corporate culture in Bahrain and strong demand for American-educated graduates in the job market in different sectors, such as finance, marketing, management, and engineering, among others.’