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Study Abroad Leader


Hamline was again named a leader in study abroad opportunities in the latest Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Hamline is ranked first in Minnesota and 14th in the nation in its category of the Top 40 Master’s Colleges and Universities.

“Hamline is truly a global university and we’re gratified that the IIE consistently acknowledges this in its Open Doors Report,” Hamline President Fayneese Miller said. “Hamline’s Global Engagement Center continues to be innovative and forward-thinking when it comes to increasing access to study abroad opportunities. In this way we ensure our students gain cultural competency in local and global contexts, and that they are prepared to lead in an increasingly complex world.”

Published annually with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Open Doors report shows that more than 590 Hamline undergraduate and graduate students studied abroad during the 2014-15 academic year. Year-long, semester-long, and short-term international courses across disciplines take place in locations as diverse as Chile, United Arab Emirates, China, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia, and Rwanda.

In January of 2017, Hamline will send its first class of students to study in Cuba through a historic partnership with Universidad de Cienfuegos. Following President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, Hamline was one of only ten universities chosen to participate in an educational partnership there through a multi-agency government grant for the International Strategic Conference for the Internationalization of Higher Education. You can read more about that effort on Hamline’s website, and you can learn more about the work of the Global Engagement Center on its website.

For more information about this story, contact Gail Nosek, the director of public relations and social media, via e-mail or at (651) 523-2511.