Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 08/2009

Expanding Study Abroad Capacity at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Peggy Blumenthal, editor, Robert Gutierrez, editor

May 2009

Institute of International Education


This May 2009 White Paper explores critical challenges and potential strategies from the perspective of U.S. institutions to address ongoing needs and solutions for expanding the field of international education for U.S. students. To stimulate and help inform the ongoing dialogue of increasing study abroad capacity, IIE has invited its colleague organizations, the Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, to contribute chapters to this White Paper, adding context to the survey jointly conducted by the Institute and the Forum. A final chapter from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars focuses on the impact of scholar and faculty exchange on study abroad participation.