study abroad

Study abroad is one thing, a degree abroad another. The movement is nascent, but it is possible to earn a degree from an American university without setting foot in the United States, or by flitting among campuses.

April 15, 2011

The world is a perilous place. Just look at Northeastern University’s study-abroad record this past year: starting last April, the university was forced to suspend programs and evacuate students after State Department travel advisories in Thailand...

How ironic that in a time of rapidly increasing connectivity around the globe, we are still so far from understanding other cultures, especially those that observe religions and traditions different from our own.

With India fast becoming an educational hub for students in the neighbourhood and from across the Middle East and Africa, the Centre is pushing for changes in the system to suit their needs. And in the thick of action is the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Study Abroad Office announced in an e-mail today that applications for fall programs in Egypt will not be approved. The decision, which will affect the fall 2011 study abroad plans of eight students, including this reporter, came in response to a travel warning posted by the U.S. Department of State in light of the political unrest in Egypt. University policy prohibits processing applications for study in countries with travel warnings.

While President Barack Obama met with Chinese leader Hu Jintao at the White House, first lady Michelle Obama took the opportunity to encourage students to study abroad in China, in hopes of strengthening ties with the economic powerhouse and fostering cross-cultural exchange.

The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released today, reports a decrease in the number of American students studying abroad...For the first time in the 25 years that the data has been tracked, the total number of U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit did not increase.

China zoomed past India as the main source of foreign students coming to the United States to attend college, with a 30 percent jump in Chinese students in a single year, according to a new report released today.