ERIC Number: ED331340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
A National Mandate for Education Abroad: Getting on with the Task. Report of the National Task Force on Undergraduate Education Abroad.
Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, NY.; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.; Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
This report addresses the proposition that higher education must provide more international content, and that the United States, at present, is ill-prepared for the changes in business, manufacturing, diplomacy, science, and technology that have come with an intensely interdependent world. Five major recommendations are presented and discussed: (1) by the year 2000, 10 percent of American college and univesity students should have a significant educational experience abroad during their undergraduate years; (2) as numbers and opportunities are expanded, it is urged that greater diversity in participating students, in foreign locations, and in types of programs be a major goal; (3) the study abroad experience must be integrated into regular degree programs in many different fields including professional schools; (4) a variety of factors (e.g., lack of institutional commitment, language deficiencies, lack of support services) inhibit expansion of numbers and diversity in undergraduate education abroad and should be vigorously addressed; (5) expanded funding from both private and public sources will be essential if the academic community is to diversify the types of institutions, students, and experiences involved in study abroad in the years ahead. Appendices list task force members and related organizations. Contains 16 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, NY.; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.; Institute of International Education, New York, NY.