Study Abroad

Study Abroad
Mar 25, 2015
Number of enrolled international students rises 10 percent, and government officials say policy changes position the country well against competitors in Europe and North America.


May 12, 2014

Minnesota lawmakers are poised to pass legislation requiring colleges to report on the safety of study abroad programs; bill in New York would mandate disclosure of financial relationships with providers.

May 1, 2014

Failure to meet language proficiency requirements forces some students in Brazil's international science program to go home.

March 4, 2014

Two study abroad programs evacuate amid intensifying tensions in the Crimea.

March 3, 2014

More than 150 universities sign on to initiative to double the number of Americans who study abroad. The main barriers involve cost, curriculum and culture.

February 18, 2014

At gathering of senior international educators, presenters discuss programs in which students double-major in STEM fields and a foreign language.

February 13, 2014

After a student is sexually assaulted during a semester in Costa Rica, the faculty members who assisted her lose their jobs, the study abroad provider shuts its doors, and the student says the wrong people have been punished. What happened?

January 28, 2014

The study abroad provider Living Routes will close its doors after the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, citing health and safety concerns, suspends its affiliation agreement with the organization.

November 11, 2013

Annual "Open Doors" survey finds a 7.2 percent increase in international students at U.S. colleges and a 3.4 percent increase in American study abroad participation.

August 2, 2013

St. Lawrence University's longstanding program in Kenya provides a model of what study abroad can look like when it's seen as a two-way street and when it is deeply embedded in a campus culture.


July 24, 2013

As universities increase the numbers of students they send abroad and the diversity of program locales, a growing number of institutions are creating full-time international health, safety and security-related positions.


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