Gustavus in Top 10 for Studying Abroad Participation

Posted on November 12th, 2007 by

Gustavus students study abroad in more than 100 locations throughout the world.

Gustavus students study abroad in more than 100 locations throughout the world.

Gustavus Adolphus College continues to be a leading institution in the nation when it comes to the number of students participating in studying abroad programs, according to an annual report released by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Gustavus was ranked eighth on the IIE’s 2007 Top 40 Baccalaureate Institutions list that is based on study-abroad statistics from the 2005-06 academic year.

Gustavus was one of six Minnesota private colleges to make the list and one of four Minnesota private colleges to crack the top ten. The entire rankings can be viewed by clicking here.

“The importance of off-campus study is a major component of the Gustavus mission and commitment to prepare all students for a global society,” International Education Director Patrick Quade said. “These programs provide Gustavus students with a rich and unique academic program contributing toward their degree requirements in addition to giving them an immersion experience in other cultures at study sites around the world.”

Recognizing international study as an important part of education, Gustavus students continue to study abroad in great numbers. After 397 Gustavus students studied abroad in 2004-05, 476 students did so in 2005-06. Gustavus students engage in international learning through various programs in more than 100 locations throughout the world.

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Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin
jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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