It's no secret that the city of Flint is wrestling with huge challenges. A water crisis, high crime rates and a shrinking population.
But, despite its difficulties and dangers, international students are coming to Flint.
Gordon Young who grew up in Flint wrote about this trend in a recent New York Times article. He is a senior lecturer in the Communication Department at Santa Clara University and lives in San Francisco.
"The students are just seeing that this is the reality of the United States. There are cities that are really struggling, and I think that they're getting an education in the classroom and especially outside of the classroom," Young told Stateside's Cynthia Canty.