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Press Release: Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, Pace University President Hold Roundtable on International Study


Press Release: Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, Pace University President Hold Roundtable on International Study

NEW YORK (Feb. 28) – Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou and Pace University President Marvin Krislov gathered for a lively roundtable discussion with foreign students on the importance of educational opportunity in the United States at Pace University’s downtown campus.

A 2018 survey conducted by the Institute of International Education called “Open Doors” found that new enrollments across the United States fell 6.3 percent on the undergraduate level and 5.5 percent at the graduate level. The survey was made possible by a grant by the United States Department of State.

Pace University currently has 2,300 international students from more than 128 countries.

“Pace University educates students prepared to succeed in today's globalized economy," said Pace President Marvin Krislov. "Our international students play an important role, both bringing skills and values they learn here back to their home countries but also adding their global perspectives and diverse experiences to lecture halls and laboratories. We want to do everything we can support and strengthen our international student body."

“On the state level, we should be working on better policies,” said Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou. “There has been a decline in international students and here in New York, we love our international students.”

Antonia Passold, an undergraduate student studying at Pace’s Lubin School of Business, said: “Leaving your hometown, coming to Pace opens your mind. You have different goals.” Passold is from Brazil.

“Coming here has given me the confidence to work on a global platform,” said Tandieka Johnson who is a graduate student at the Lubin School of Business and a native of Guyana. “After studying at Pace, I have learned that there is no limit to what you can do and where you can study. I have studied abroad in Paris and London.”

“Studying at Pace has given me the chance to work with local companies as I study. Working on the design factory has enabled me to innovate and create new products in real time,” said Dhruvil Ghandi. Ghandi is a doctoral student at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and is from India.

About Pace University

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.