A Leader in Study Abroad
Nov 13, 2012The latest Open Doors Report confirms Concordia as a leader in global education.
In the report released Nov. 12, Concordia ranked 10th among baccalaureate institutions for short-term study abroad. It ranked 21st in total number of study abroad students at baccalaureate institutions. The data reflects the 2010-11 academic year.
The report is published by the Institute of International Education, a large not-for-profit that conducts an annual statistical survey on participation in study abroad programs.
While the number of students studying abroad nationally was nearly at a standstill for the second straight year, Concordia displayed growth in the number of students participating in study abroad programs.
The results of the report reflect Concordia’s commitment to global liberal arts, says Dr. Per Anderson, associate dean for global learning.
“Despite new economic challenges for study away participation, faculty and staff are working diligently and creatively to control costs while improving academic quality,” he says.
Consistently listed as a national leader in international education, 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.