Studying abroad helps prepare students for success
Preparing for success in our global economy is more important than ever for today's college students. According to the Institute of International Education's Open Doors report institute nearly 9,000 Minnesota college students got a first-hand look at life in another country last year by studying abroad.
For these students, the experience of living in another country not only improves their employment potential,it also helps them gain a better understanding of other cultures, build new relationships and helps dispel stereotypes.
The report also shows that in 2010-11, just over 12,000 international students studied at a Minnesota college, making us the 18th most popular state destination for foreign students. In addition to expanding our world by bringing their culture to our doorstep, it is estimated that foreign students brought over $300 million into our state economy the same year.
posted by Sandy Connolly 11/23/2011 at 9:43 AM