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ERIC Number: EJ1149918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8669
Creative Accounting with Study Abroad Numbers
Patton, Carl V.
International Research and Review, v2 n1 p9-16 Fall 2012
Many universities report "study abroad" numbers in the 25 to 30 percent range and even as high as 70 and 80 percent. When the number of students studying abroad for credit, 270,604 as reported by the IIE 2009-2010 "Open Doors" report, was divided by the approximately 20 million students in U.S. universities, the result was 1.4%. This paper addresses the discrepancy between national averages and institutional claims. It concludes that institutions use widely varying definitions of study abroad and recommends consistent use of seven criteria, including receiving academic credit and a minimum stay abroad, which will permit accurate comparisons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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