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September 1, 2014

Foreign students boost Michigan universities, local economies


In the six months that he has been in Detroit, Gabriel Da Silva Gratival has started to figure the city out. ďThis city is reborn,Ē the 23-year-old Brazilian said last week. ďItís coming out of a big crisis. Itís got a great opportunity to grow.Ē Gratival understands opportunities ó itís why heís in Detroit. Heís one of 250 Brazilian students studying at Wayne State University as part of Brazilian government program that sends college students to study in the U.S. The group at WSU is the largest group of the programís participants at any university in the U.S.


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