|Greg Mankiw meets with Grad Students |
at a recent Cengage Teaching Conference
“Nearly 40 percent of the survey respondents had no close American friends and would have liked more meaningful interaction with people born here,” Gareis said.
The most common reasons why students attributed their friendship difficulties to Americans or to U.S. culture were superficiality (32 percent) and not being open-minded or interested in other cultures (25 percent).
These findings are of concern, according to Gareis, who said the United States is the world’s leading higher-education destination.
With the high percentage of students from other countries making up the ranks of graduate students in economics is this a concern at your institution?