The Institute of International Education (IIE) released its 2010-2011 Open Doors data yesterday, and once again, Colgate appeared near the top of two lists for the number of students studying abroad. This news is important as President Jeffrey Herbst has placed a high priority on broadening the global awareness and experience of students and faculty since joining Colgate two years ago.
Among baccalaureate institutions, Colgate is:
- #3 in the number of students who participate in “mid-length” (i.e. semester) programs, and
- #13 in the total number of students who studied abroad in 2010-11.
At Colgate, the number of options for studying abroad is growing. One of the university’s signature experiences is the faculty-led study group, of which there are 23 different programs. For the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, an interim portable aid initiative is in place to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations such as Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Soon, a full list of Colgate-approved programs will be announced so students can carry over their financial aid to even more destinations and academic programs worldwide.
The Institute of International Education is an independent nonprofit resource on international higher education exchange activity into and out of the U.S. Details from this year’s Open Doors Report may be found online.