Education Abroad Network

Fall 2015 Education Abroad Network (EAN) Meeting

Fall 2015 Meeting

Study Abroad “Old School”:  Re-Discovering University Study Programs Abroad

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 2:30–4:00 p.m., 402 Walter Library, East Bank

Meeting Resources

Meeting Description

Fifteen years ago, more than half of students who went abroad did so on semester-long programs.  Today it’s just one-third.  And of those students, fewer and fewer are choosing integrated University Study programs, where students take classes alongside local students and are treated as regular students at a foreign university.  

With the rise of home-grown programs and affiliate center-based options, the University Study model has become an afterthought, even though older generations of students knew it as one of the only ways to go abroad.  What are the reasons behind this?  Is the University Study model a useless antique ready for the trash heap, or a vintage gem that just needs a little polishing?  

We considered the following points:  

For more information, please contact Kim Hindbjorgen, khindbjo@umn.edu.