Study abroad

Growing and Adjusting Abroad

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Research explores impact of short-term study abroad, and factors that put foreign students at risk of cultural adjustment problems.

An Atlantic Trust

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American and British university leaders propose a mechanism for building up the "special relationship" between the two countries by jointly working in other countries, worldwide.

Mixed Outlook on Foreign Students

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2008-9 saw record international enrollment in U.S. and 2007-8 saw record for Americans studying abroad. New data suggest years of big increases may be ending.

Defying a Ban

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When a major earthquake hit Haiti in January, two University of Florida graduate students, Jon Bougher and Roman Safiullin, were in a small town not far from the epicenter, shooting footage for their master’s thesis about two aid workers.

The Chinese Perspective

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For U.S. universities interested in internationalizing their campuses, China is the promised land. Almost invariably, as part of their internationalization strategies, U.S. universities have sought to develop exchange agreements, dual or joint degree options, and/or short-term study abroad programs in this country of more than a billion people. They’ve even tried to open branch campuses, albeit without much success.

Raising the Bar

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California's community colleges toughen graduation requirements. Some see changes as overdue; others fear standards are too high.

Reacting and Not Overreacting to Europe Travel Alert

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State Department says it does not want colleges to call off study abroad programs. Many institutions urge students to be vigilant.

Obama Eases Cuba Rules

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President lifts Bush regulations that have decimated American colleges' academic programs in the country.

Getting Out of Egypt

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American colleges scramble to evacuate students.

After Egypt

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Educators involved in study abroad expect interest in the Middle East to grow, but many colleges are looking for alternatives to programs they had in Cairo.

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