Rollins Ranks 8th in Nation for Study Abroad

Rollins Ranks 8th for Study Abroad

Rollins ranks eighth in the nation in its category in the Institute of International Education’s most recent Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.  More than 54 percent of Rollins students participated in a study abroad program during the 2008-09 academic year, placing Rollins among the top 10 in its category. 

“We’re very proud of the improvement in our ranking and expect it will continue,” said Director of International Programs Giselda Beaudin. “During the last academic year, Rollins sent a total of 347 students abroad, an 11 percent increase over the year before.  So far in the 2010-11 academic year, we have already sent or are sending 189 students abroad, and we’re offering a record number of spring break and summer programs.”

Nearly 250 Rollins students — the largest group ever in the College’s history — “spanned the globe” throughout summer and fall 2010. The students traveled to 15 countries including Australia, Nepal, Scotland and Spain. 2010 field-study opportunities included trips to Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and rural Guatemala.

Approximately 73 percent of Rollins students in the College of Arts & Science have an international experience before graduation.

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