Study Abroad

While the Greek debt crisis is causing significant problems for Greek Erasmus scholars, the crisis has had little effect on Americans studying abroad in the country, Kathimerini and CNBC report. In a historic vote, 61 per cent of Greek voters rejected the bailout package after Greece missed its loan payment deadline earlier this month.

As internships increase in popularity across the globe, many are seeking a “universal definition” outlining the internship experience, The PIE News reports.

Expanded funding opportunities are allowing an increasing number of low-income high school students to travel abroad “as part of a broader attempt to narrow opportunity and achievement gaps in a more globalized world”, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The U.S. will re-open its embassy in Cuba this month, continuing the expansion of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the New York Times reports. President Obama announced the plans on Wednesday, adding that Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana “to proudly raise the American flag over our embassy once more.”

With a civil war raging in their home country that has already killed thousands of civilians, 31 Yemeni high school exchange students are “trapped by uncertainty” as their U.S.

While the benefits of international experience and global skills are widely recognized, U.S. colleges and universities struggle to diversify access to international education and study abroad, according to a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

On the occasion of the recent annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stressed the importance of international education noting that:

Researchers at California’s Westmont College are engaging in a study that scans students’ brains in the hopes of detecting signs of growth brought about by study abroad experiences, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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As it enters its second year, the Generation Study Abroad initiative will use scholarships and targeted outreach about study abroad programs – including more inclusive marketing materials – to increase diversity among study abroad participants, reports Insight Into Diversity.

EducationUSA has launched a new website to reach and inform a broader audience of prospective international students about opportunities to study in the U.S., The Pie News reports.

According to a recent study conducted by i-graduate, international students are generally satisfied with their study abroad experiences, reports Voice of America.

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