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Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
In the 2009-2010 academic year, women accounted for nearly two-thirds of the 270,600 American students going overseas. Indeed, the proportion of men studying overseas has remained the same--or flatlined, to put it less charitably--for more than two decades. Sending a broader cross-section of majors abroad has not made a dent in the gender gap…
Descriptors: Females, Majors (Students), Study Abroad, Gender Differences
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Students in the University of Rhode Island's International Engineering Program (IEP) spend a semester studying at an overseas university and another six months interning at a company abroad; at the end of five years, they earn two degrees, in engineering and a foreign language. Despite the extra academic demands, nearly a third of Rhode Island's…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Engineering Education, Engineering, International Education
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Just 1 percent of East Carolina University undergraduates study overseas. But thanks to a pair of enterprising faculty members, a growing number of students are having international experiences without ever leaving the Greenville, North Carolina campus. The university's Global Understanding program uses inexpensive and relatively unsophisticated…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Global Approach, Study Abroad, Partnerships in Education
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Reports of swine flu have led some colleges to pull students and faculty members out of Mexico, the epicenter of the outbreak, and to cancel study-abroad programs there. But even as the number of new cases appears to be falling, the health scare offers some lasting lessons for colleges, says Gary Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education…
Descriptors: World Problems, Safety, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Global education has become a big business, as evidenced in the exhibit hall at the annual conference of Nafsa: Association of International Educators, where hundreds of vendors pitch a wide range of products and services. The world has become a kind of global classroom, with greater numbers of students flowing across borders each year. The number…
Descriptors: International Education, Marketing, Study Abroad, Exhibits
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that the number of American students traveling overseas to study continued to rise in 2006, capping a decade of unprecedented growth. The increase amounted to 8 percent, according to the Institute of International Education, which tracks such figures in its annual "Open Doors" report. Over the past 10 years, the number of…
Descriptors: International Education, International Educational Exchange, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A lawsuit that challenges the policy of Wheaton College, in Massachusetts, to charge its regular tuition to students studying abroad on less-costly independent programs is the latest sign of scrutiny into the finances of overseas education. Wheaton officials say the tuition policy is stated online and in program materials, maintaining that…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Educational Finance, Study Abroad
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that at Rollins College, a liberal-arts institution, professors are paid to get away for overseas travel so that their students will learn to be more globally minded. The college's president, Lewis M. Duncan, has pledged to send every faculty and staff member with teaching duties abroad once every three years. Since 2006, 128…
Descriptors: Travel, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Goucher College's picturesque campus, on 290 leafy acres just north of Baltimore, plays well in college-admissions materials. Officials at this private liberal-arts institution, however, hope students will also be attracted by the opportunity to get away. Two years ago, Goucher began requiring all students to earn some academic credit abroad, one…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Private Colleges, Graduation Requirements, Student Financial Aid
McMurtrie, Beth; Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
What does it take to run an international-education office? A detailed understanding of obtuse federal regulations, the ability to recruit foreign students on a shoestring budget, and a talent for creating study-abroad programs that are both academically rigorous and highly popular. That was the message in dozens of sessions last week at the…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Position Papers
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article illustrates the importance of preparation for professors who take students overseas. A University of Washington study-abroad program in Ghana that was cut short last summer after the medical evacuation of half of its participants highlights the potential hazards associated with programs led by individual faculty members who may lack…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Risk, Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries