The Forum on Education Abroad has just released a report on “Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs.”
The report is designed to apply to programs of eight weeks or less — so it is potentially relevant to our Penn State summer program in Rome.
From today’s Penn State Newswire —
Penn State ranks 12th among study abroad programs
Penn State's University Park campus was ranked 12th among U.S. doctorate-granting universities with the most students studying abroad in 2006-07, according to the 2008 Open Doors report published annually by the Institute of International Education. According to the report released Monday (Nov. 17), 1,830 Penn State students attending University Park were studying abroad. However, for the first time, the report listed separate figures for Penn State students at other locations, therefore the total for the entire University stands at 2,183 students studying abroad, slightly ahead of the 2,168 total in last year's report.
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There is an interesting article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education on programs that some colleges are experimenting with to provide international experiences for their professors. I agree that study abroad is useful not only for students but also for professors, and it is great to see that some colleges are taking the lead to make this possible.
In our own program in Rome, we have been working hard to help other professors and graduate students (our future professors) to experience Rome with our students.
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Thanks to Jennifer Biedendorf for pointing us to a story in the New York Times on a new initiative at Princeton University, which plans to send as many as ten percent of its entering freshman class on a year abroad — before college.
The year would be spent in a service program under Princeton administration, but no tuition would be charged.