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UE Named One of the Nation's Top Study Abroad Programs

Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012

The nation’s leading voice on educational and cultural exchange has again named the University of Evansville among America’s top study abroad programs.

Today, the Institute of International Education released its annual Open Doors report, which ranks the top study abroad programs in the nation. This year, UE moved up one spot on the list, ranking 12th for study abroad participation among master’s degree-granting institutions. For 2010-11, the academic year covered by this year’s report, 50.7 percent of UE students studied abroad.

“The opportunity to study abroad is one of the hallmarks of the University of Evansville experience, so we’re very excited to earn national recognition for our study abroad participation,” said Earl Kirk, UE director of study abroad. “The life-transforming educational experiences our students gain from studying abroad – at our British campus, Harlaxton College, or anywhere else in the world – give them a cultural awareness that is vital for success in today’s global marketplace.”

The University of Evansville proudly welcomes international students from around the world and encourages students to pursue cultural and academic experiences abroad. This semester, 217 international students from 46 countries are enrolled at UE. During the 2012-13 academic year, 285 UE students are expected to study abroad in approximately 20 countries.

The release of the Open Doors report falls this year on the first day of International Education Week, a joint initiative of the United States Departments of State and Education that promotes the benefits of international education and cultural exchange. For its sixth annual observance of International Education Week, the University of Evansville will hold a series of events, including a keynote speaker and the International Bazaar. A full schedule is available on the IEW website.

To view the complete Open Doors report, please visit the Institute of International Education’s website.

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