College Makes Top 20 in Study-Abroad Ranking

OPENING THE DOORS—SUNY Oswego recently ranked 16th nationally for student participation in study abroad programs of durations from one quarter to one semester among master’s colleges and universities. Alisia Engle ’11 (right), program manager for CAPA Global Education Network, talked with interested Oswego students last fall at a Study Abroad Fair, one of many outreach efforts aimed at boosting the numbers and diversity of students taking advantage of the college’s many study-and-travel opportunities.

OPENING THE DOORS—SUNY Oswego recently ranked 16th nationally for student participation in study abroad programs of durations from one quarter to one semester among
master’s colleges and universities. Alisia Engle ’11 (right), program manager for CAPA Global
Education Network, talked with interested Oswego students last fall at a Study Abroad Fair,
one of many outreach efforts aimed at boosting the numbers and diversity of students taking
advantage of the college’s many study-and-travel opportunities.

SUNY Oswego appears in the top 20 nationwide for participation in mid- length study-abroad programs among students at master’s colleges and universities, according to the authoritative Open Doors annual report released in November.

The report, jointly prepared by the Institute for International Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, found that for 2014-15, Oswego tied for 16th for most students—280—taking part in study-and-travel experiences of durations from one quarter to a full semester.

More than 400 students took part in programs of all durations, including those enrolled in courses with embedded travel opportunities as well as research through the college’s Global Laboratory.

Joshua McKeown, the college’s director of the Office of International Education and Programs, said that years of effort have boosted Oswego’s numbers to a nationally recognized level, thanks to support from college President Deborah F. Stanley and other top administrators and a willing faculty, as well as his office and student volunteers.

SUNY Oswego students have access to more than 80 international academic programs in over 30 countries.

The IIE recently reported that 20 percent of graduating students at Oswego participate in education abroad, making Oswego one of the leading campuses for study abroad in the SUNY system.

Last year, the IIE awarded SUNY Oswego an honorable mention in the Andrew Heiskell Awards for International Education program for the college’s “I, Too, Am Study Abroad” campaign, one of only three initiatives honored nationally in the study abroad category.

For more information, visit oswego. edu/international, email intled@oswego. edu or call 315-312-2118.

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