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International Education Week 2016

Today is the beginning of International Education Week 2016, an annual joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to talk about the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. To help kick off International Education Week, the Institute of International Education (IIE) released its annual Open Doors Report […]

Thinking About Spring

We must offer an apology to our readers. It’s been about a month since our last post! I think that’s the longest we’ve gone for several years without posting something. In our defense, we have been incredibly busy on issues connected to our lives as coordinators working in international exchange — and that doesn’t include […]

Highlight of the Week: Generation Study Abroad

Something that people often find surprising when we talk to them about international education and cultural exchange is how few American students choose to study abroad, either at the high school or college level. So this week I’m highlighting an initiative here in the U.S. that more people should know about. The Generation Study Abroad […]

Racial Disparity in Study Abroad Programs

I read a couple of interesting articles today on minorities in study abroad programs; or, rather, the small numbers of people of color and people with disabilities who participate. One article in particular stuck with me. Here’s one statistic about racial disparity that you most likely haven’t heard too much about: Only about 5% of […]