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Trinity University has 141 international students from 42 different countries. This variety of backgrounds contributes to the global community at Trinity, though international students can sometimes be subject to financial hardships both here at Trinity and at home due to their home countries’ situations. “Ecuador’s political situation right now isn’t very good. There’s a lot corruption and a lack of jobs, basically. So what was once something that was safe isn’t because there’s no government...

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Daniela Montúfar Soria never thought she’d be walking into the financial aid office asking for more money. Her father’s job in Mexico had been stable, and the university had given her sufficient scholarship funds so she had always been able to afford tuition. However, after Trump became president, Montúfar Soria suddenly faced a problem many international students will encounter during their college years: the value of her country’s currency dipped. “Trinity suddenly cost 25 percent...