The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently took a look at international student recruitment at metro area colleges and universities—and prominently featured Oglethorpe’s strategic focus on expanding student recruitment outside the U.S. As Atlanta’s global profile has grown, it’s a city that continues to attract international students.
Earlier this year, Oglethorpe announced a new partnership with Study Group, which provides global marketing and recruitment services, “matching well-prepared international students with the university that can best satisfy their scholarly ambitions.” Currently, Oglethorpe’s international population makes up 8.5% of its 1,250 students.
Freshman business major and international student Angelica Sanchez ’21 also contributed her perspective on the choice to attend a college in the U.S. A citizen of Mexico, Sanchez has had a successful first semester as a member of the Oglethorpe’s Women’s Golf team, while also admittedly going through the typical freshman adjustment period. Using the expertise she gains while at Oglethorpe and in Atlanta, she plans to open her own business—one that reflects her personal interest in health and nutrition. Read the full article below.
Oglethorpe University president Larry Schall is like a college basketball coach when it comes to recruiting students. He looks for them throughout metro Atlanta and increasingly abroad, in countries such as Dubai and Jordan. Oglethorpe and many metro Atlanta colleges and universities are seeing a higher percentage of their students come from other nations, and they want more international students, saying their presence improves campus diversity.