“Open Doors 2013: International Students in the United States and Study Abroad by American Students are at All-Time High”

Hey guys, accord to this, “fewer than 10 percent of all U.S. college students study abroad at some point during their undergraduate years.”–That’s atrocious! There are actually fewer options available to graduate students, so check out the opportunities now!

“Open Doors 2013: International Students in the United States and Study Abroad by American Students are at All-Time High”

Press Release via “Open Doors

“November 11, 2013—The 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by seven percent to a record high of 819,644 students in the 2012/13 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by three percent to an all-time high of more than 283,000.

In 2012/13, 55,000 more international students enrolled in U.S. higher education compared to 2011/12, with most of the growth driven by China and Saudi Arabia. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Open Doors reported expansion in the total number of international students in U.S. higher education. There are now 40 percent more international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities than a decade ago, and the rate of increase has risen steadily for the past three years. International students make up slightly under four percent of total student enrollment at the graduate and undergraduate level combined. International students’ spending in all 50 states contributed approximately $24 billion to the U.S. economy.

The number of U.S. students who studied abroad for academic credit increased by three percent to 283,332 students in 2011/12, a higher rate of growth than the one percent increase the previous year. More U.S. students went to Latin America and China, and there was a rebound in those going to Japan as programs reopened in Fall 2011 after the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. Study abroad by American students has more than tripled over the past two decades, from approximately 71,000 students in 1991/92 to the record number in 2011/12. Despite these increases, fewer than 10 percent of all U.S. college students study abroad at some point during their undergraduate years. . . . .”

“Studying Abroad Without Leaving the Classroom”

“Studying Abroad Without Leaving the Classroom”

by Gene Hickok, Lucas Welch via “US News”

“In today’s interconnected world, our security and prosperity do not come from within our borders alone. We are increasingly interdependent on countries and individuals around the globe for our safety. In order for our nation to thrive, we must invest in thoughtful relationships with Africans, Asians, Latinos, Europeans, Middle Easterners and so forth.

These relationships must not be limited to diplomats, military and political leaders. Perhaps our most important diplomats are our nation’s students – our future leaders, our future opinion-shapers, our future businessmen. . . . .”

“Studying Abroad: Tips, Advice from Students, Staff”

“Studying Abroad: Tips, Advice from Students, Staff”

by Lauren Holtmeier via “The Collegian

Studying abroad can be a very unique and exciting experience for many students, and K-State offers many study abroad options in a broad selection of countries. However, after committing to a program, getting all the necessary paperwork, forms and pre-arrival arrangements made can be a hectic time for a lot of students.

“There are so many study abroad options out there to various locations and for various lengths of time, if nothing else look at all of your options available to you,” Logan Gauby, peer advisor in the study abroad office, said.. . . .”


“Couchsurf Your Way Through Study Abroad”

“Couchsurf Your Way Through Study Abroad”

by Claire Voon via “NYU Local

“If you’re studying abroad next semester, chances are you will travel to other cities on the weekends or during spring break. Many students turn to hostels for lodging, but sometimes bunked beds, communal hallway bathrooms and sharing a room with strangers is simply too much to handle. Using Airbnb is one option, but the service can sometimes be pricy, especially for last minute trip planning.. . . .”


Bringing Global Home

“Bringing Global Home”

by Wendy B. Libby via “Huffington Post

“Study abroad. Perhaps no other experience has the ability to so swiftly and absolutely change students’ lives and prepare them for any opportunity the world might offer.

It’s widely acknowledged that immersing yourself in another culture and language stretches your view of the world. It provides experience in managing and navigating unique situations. It develops your confidence and helps you achieve personal growth while imparting concrete skills that last a lifetime. Not only are these core characteristics that we seek to instill in our students at Stetson University, but they are also critical – with a nod toThomas Friedman – to navigating our shrunken, flattened world. . . .”

“Center Ranked No. 3 in The Nation for Study Abroad”

“Center Ranked No. 3 in The Nation for Study Abroad”

via “AM News”

“The recently released Open Doors report on study abroad trends by the Institute of International Education once again recognizes Centre College as among the nation’s leaders in international education. The college earned a No. 3 national ranking this year for study abroad participation rates for an undergraduate college. . . . .”


“Consider Studying Abroad While an International Student”

“Consider Studying Abroad While an International Student”

MAI-LINH BUI via “US News”

Going abroad is not a new idea for someone already considering taking steps to become an international student. But how about setting off on another journey – either an academic exchange or an internship out of the States – while you’re a student at a U.S. university? . . . .


“Study Abroad Program Relocates to Jordan”

“Study Abroad Program Relocates to Jordan”

by Sam Abrams via “The Hoya

A new summer study abroad option in Amman, Jordan, will replace the Office of International Programs’ offerings in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, that were cancelled because of turmoil in the region last year.
Both summer and fall programs in Egypt were cancelled because of unrest with students originally signed up for semesters in Egypt.


“WUSTL Staff Encouraged to Apply for Weeklong Study-Abroad Program”

“WUSTL Staff Encouraged to Apply for Weeklong Study-Abroad Program”

by Julie Kennedy via “Washington University in St. Louis”

Bill Larson wants to spread the word about Washington University in St. Louis’ Global Diversity Overseas Seminar program (GDOS).

“I have already encouraged everyone to apply to the program this year,” said Larson, Edison Theatre operations manager and a member of the 2013 GDOS cohort, which traveled to Santiago, Chile, in June. “It was an amazing experience on so many levels.” 

Studying Abroad can be Difficult for CSE Students

Studying Abroad can be Difficult for CSE Students

by Katelyn Faulks via “Minnesota Daily



“For Ahmed Zaher, studying abroad would delay his graduation a full year. The mechanical engineering junior said he needs to stay on track.  “For my schedule, it’s difficult, because I have to graduate in four years,” he said. “If I take less than 12 credits, I can’t finish.” For University of Minnesota students in the sciences, studying abroad can be an extra challenge to fit . . . . “