Students from 103 different countries make up the Suffolk University student body, and this international influence “enriches the educational experience in ways that help all our students to be ready to live in the very global twenty-first century,” says Acting President Marisa Kelly in a Comcast Newsmakers interview taped at the campus television studio.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Suffolk fifth among national universities when it comes to its proportion of international students, and Kelly attributes this to the experiential learning opportunities that come with having a major city as your campus.

Part 1 of Comcast Newsmakers interview

Comcast Newsmakers host Jenny Johnson inquired about Suffolk’s new collaboration with INTO University Partnerships, which is expected to bring additional international students to campus.

The core of the INTO partnership entails pathways programs designed to help students develop language skills so that they may successfully enter the regular college curriculum, according to Kelly. The partnership is also expected to further diversify Suffolk’s student body.

Kelly also noted that Suffolk University students have a significant economic impact, inserting $80 million into the regional economy and adding 1,100 jobs. 

Part 2

The Comcast Newsmakers interview with Kelly is available online.