ERIC Number: ED228849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Kalamazoo College Foreign Study Program: The Present and the Future.
Fugate, Joe K.
The Kalamazoo College Foreign Study Program has been in operation since 1958 and continues to enroll 85% of its students for one, two, or three quarters. The program offers a wide variety of options in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Administrative arrangements and supervision of the programs are done by the two directors of the program at Kalamazoo; local personnel are used abroad. Unlike many other programs, this one is endowed. This endowment makes it affordable for the college as well as for the students. The impact of the program can be seen in the curricular and extra-curricular activity at the college. For example, an on-campus African Studies program has been established whose presentations and programs attract a following both on and off campus. In addition to this program, a concentration in international commerce has been introduced, foreign language houses have been established, and a faculty member has been appointed to coordinate efforts to internationalize the campus. In the future, the benefits for such programs will not decrease, but the world economic siutation, the cost of education abroad, poor language preparation of students, and rising enrollments in foreign universities will all affect language programs abroad. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kalamazoo College MI
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association of America (97th, Los Angeles, CA, December 27-30, 1982).