Support International Students LIM College 2021

Please help students facing financial hardship amid Covid-19 crisis

Support International Students LIM College 2021
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As a result of Covid-19, students are in greater need than ever before

It has been a year, a long, tough year for everyone. As the coronavirus pandemic has continued, more international students need help and support.

International students, now more than ever, are in needing and are struggling for their future. They don't know how they can afford a dream of a lifetime now that maybe their parents have lost their job or maybe they lost the job due to Covid-19. That one job was probably helping them save money for their degree.

As you can imagine, coronavirus is affecting students' mental health in so many ways. Being a student or a prospective student in a pandemic is a new experience that we're always finding out more about. It is important to address that nearly 73% of students said that their mental health declined during the lockdown. Also, a new study showed that students are most at risk of mental health challenges stemming from the pandemic and this includes women, Asians, students under age 25, those in poor health, those who knew somebody with COVID-19 and lower-income students.

These funds are one way we can help alleviate some of those concerns. If you are able, we hope that you will consider helping international students that are going to study at LIM College through the economic challenges of this global emergency.

Please help students facing financial hardship amid the Covid-19 crisis

Statistically, international students are the ones facing more barriers when it comes to going to study in the US. For example, it is hard to find scholarships, and the worst thing during these challenging times is that most scholarships have been cancelled for 2020/2021.

But you can make the difference with even a small donation and/or sharing this with your friends, family and colleagues. A gift today could help secure the future of the students who are struggling. Your support will directly help those in most need – for example:

  • $25 could buy essential stationery and course materials
  • $50 could buy groceries for a student who is unable to work part-time
  • $75 could purchase equipment for remote learning
  • $100 could help a student who is struggling to pay their bills
  • $500 could help a student who is struggling to pay for a new laptop
  • $1000 could help a student who is unable to pay the rent

Coronavirus will harm America’s international students and the universities they attend

The American Council on Education predicts that overall international enrolment for the next academic year will decline by as much as 25%. That means there could be 220,000 fewer international students in the U.S. than the approximately 870,000 there are now.

International students contribute an estimated $41 billion to the U.S. economy. However, the actual figure is surely much higher considering these students also pay various taxes to federal, state and local governments. While a decline in international enrolment will financially hurt American colleges and universities, it will also decrease the profits of local businesses and the tax revenues of state and local governments. While college towns are likely to be the first affected, the long-term impact of fewer international students will ultimately be fewer jobs for Americans. How? Former international students founded nearly 1 out of every 4 startup companies in the U.S. individually valued at $1 billion dollars or more. Fewer international students now mean fewer startups later. You can read more here.

Also, one analysis found that they support 455,000 U.S. jobs. International students who participate in Optional Practical Training – a program that allows these students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working temporarily in the U.S. – help employers fill critical positions.

Help us succeed!

If you can't donate at this time, please share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share it on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Send it via e-mail or text. Or wrote about it on your blog, if you have one.

In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.

Please, sponsor us and help make this happen. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.