International College Students Leery of Trump Could Cost US Billions

After the November election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, some students from overseas are reconsidering attending American college and universities, NBC News reports.

Saudi high school student Talal Al-Johani, 17, has been working for two years on his application materials to land at a leading American institution. But he’s having second thoughts since the Trump election, he says.

Leery of unclear policies and a potentially hostile social environment under a Trump presidency, international students may now be reconsidering higher education in the U.S., and that potential “brain drain” could take a hefty financial toll on America’s education economy, international education experts say.

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