Open Doors Report Lists Concordia as National Leader
Nov 19, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
MARK KREJCI, Provost and Dean of the College
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
OPEN DOORS REPORT LISTS CONCORDIA COLLEGE
AS A NATIONAL LEADER
Concordia is ranked 10th in the nation by the Open Doors Report for students involved in short-term study abroad and 21st in total number of study abroad students at baccalaureate institutions.
While the number of students studying abroad nationally was nearly at a standstill for the second straight year, Concordia has displayed growth as faculty and staff work to control costs while improving academic quality. “Concordia students have growing expectations for transformative learning abroad. They value the college's commitment to global liberal arts and challenge our community to maintain and strengthen its national standing,” says Dr. Per Anderson, associate dean for global learning.
Consistently listed as a national leader for the school type in international education, especially in the number of students who study abroad, Concordia was one of the first colleges to be recognized by NAFSA: Association of International Educators with the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization in 2006.
The Institute of International Education prepares the annual Open Doors report on international educational exchange that provides comprehensive information about the more than 600,000 international students in the U.S. and the more than 200,000 U.S. students who study abroad. IIE has conducted the annual statistical survey of the international students in the United States since 1949, and with support from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s.