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ERIC Number: EJ831857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb-6
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
European Colleges Lead U.S. in International Dual-Degree Programs, Study Finds
Labi, Aisha
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n22 pA26 Feb 2009
To demonstrate their credentials as global institutions, universities on both sides of the Atlantic are creating an increasing number of international joint-degree and dual-degree programs. But American institutions trail their European counterparts in offering such degrees, and American students are less likely than European students to participate in such programs, according to a report by the Institute of International Education and the Free University of Berlin. This article discusses the findings of the report, "Joint and Double Degree Programs in the Transatlantic Context," which was released this month and is based on the results of a survey of senior administrators at 180 American and European universities that was conducted from March to June last year. American colleges have long offered study-abroad programs, but such programs tend not to integrate students fully into overseas host institutions and usually last less than a full semester or academic year. Results from the survey suggested that American "students do not see tangible value in studying abroad, and study abroad is not an integrated element in most academic disciplines, especially in the sciences."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States