Chinese students from CBU shop at the Mayflower Mall in Sydney, relieving stress and spending some cash after finishing midterms. From left are Virginia Zhou, Zhang Ling, Dorothy Xu and Yu Chen.
Consumer spending is just one facet of the economic impact that international students make. CBU estimates that the greater international student population in Cape Breton annually contributes between $30 and $40 million to the local economy. © Steve Wadden