December 07, 2013

Study Abroad Leader

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Hamline University has once again emerged as a leader in its category in Minnesota for study abroad opportunities according to the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Hamline ranked first in Minnesota and 15th in the nation in the master’s institutions category in the latest report. The Open Doors report is the official ranking system that monitors the flux of U.S. college students traveling overseas for credit and international students coming to the U.S. for academic purposes. The Institute of International Education, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, publishes this information annually.

“Hamline has worked hard to strategically and carefully build our study abroad programs,” Dr. Kari Richtsmeier, director of Hamline’s international and off-campus programs, said. “We are proud of the increasing numbers of undergraduate and graduate students taking advantage of programs around the world. Our success in study abroad is due to the deep commitment of the Hamline University community to globalize our curriculum and campus.”

The latest report highlights a record high of approximately 283,000 students from the United States studying in a foreign country. Hamline creates opportunities for academic and cultural enrichment across the globe, whether its business students traveling to Asia, law students studying conflict resolution in Israel, English majors exploring literature in England, or aspiring journalists getting hands on experience in international journalism in Senegal.