November 22, 2021–Ephraim, UT – Snow College is pleased to announce that a record number of international students have chosen to study on our campus. With 210 international students enrolled from 45 countries, the program has grown 274% compared to the 2011-2012 school year. The top countries represented include Ecuador, Japan, Colombia, and Brazil. These students bring perspectives and experiences to campus that serves to enrich all of campus, but Snow’s international program doesn’t just impact local and international students. Over the past ten years, the Snow College Center for Global Engagement has created 21 jobs, with an annual economic impact of $3.9 million.
This record represents Snow’s goal to have a diverse student body in culture, language, and ideas. Organizations like the Center for Global Engagement and the International Students Club provide an excellent education for international students along with global engagement opportunities for the whole student body, faculty, and staff. International students are often chosen to represent Snow in multiple leadership positions, including serving as Student Ambassadors, as members of the President’s Leadership team, and being voted by their peers to represent them as Student Body Advocates.
Diego Vanegas, a recent Snow College graduate from Colombia, loves to tell others about his experience at Snow College. “If you want to get a top-quality education surrounded by some of the most amazing people you'll ever meet, all at a very affordable cost, Snow College is hands down the best option for you. While at Snow, I had the fortune to meet the most amazing and kindest people from all different parts of the world. I strongly believe that the friendships you build at Snow are some of the most genuine you will ever build.” After earning his degree in software engineering at Snow College, Diego secured a job at Amazon and moved to Seattle, Washington.
For more information about the Snow College Center for Global Engagement, please visit https://snow.edu/international/.