Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 04/2009

Exploring Host Country Capacity for Increasing U.S. Study Abroad

Robert Gutierrez, Rajika Bhandari, Daniel Obst

May 2008

Institute of International Education


The May 2008 IIE White Paper represents the second publication of the study abroad policy research series on Meeting America's Global Education Challenge. This new report highlights research and findings from a fall 2007 snapshot survey of over 500 host institutions abroad, and on the efforts made by these institutions to increase their host capacity for larger numbers of U.S. students. It also analyzes the challenges these institutions face as well as their motivations and strategic plans to undertake efforts toward internationalization. The report aims to provide policy makers and international education administrators with focused data on how host institutions and countries perceive greatly expanding U.S. study abroad participation.