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Jan 22, 2013 9:27 AM by AP

Northwestern St. sees increase in foreign students

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - The number of international students on campus at Northwestern State University is growing.

NSU President Randall J. Webb tells The Town Talk (http://townta.lk/XsSedD ) the number of international students at NSU is increasing with about 45 to 50 international students from China, Taiwan, Ecuador, Mexico, Honduras, Colombia and other countries this year.

Marcus Jones, vice president of university affairs, said international students on scholarship are usually interested in music or athletics.

A group of six international students from Colombia started their first semester at NSU last week. All received scholarships to study music after a 2011 audition before Jones and Bill Brent, director of NSU's School of Creative and Performing Arts.

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