High Percentage of Class of 2010 Studied Abroad

Nearly 40% of the most recent graduating class had studied abroad at least once while attending Meredith College.

The Office of International Programs reports that 39.34% of the Class of 2010 studied abroad, compared with 31% last year. The percentage of students studying abroad from each graduating class has increased from 7.7% in 2001 to its current level. Global education was a primary focus of Meredith’s Vision 2010 strategic plan, which included a goal of having 25% of each graduating class study abroad.

The total number of students who studied abroad was 155, with 20 students completing more than one study abroad experience. Thirty-three students studied in semester programs, and one student went abroad for a full academic year.

Two thirds of the students studied on Meredith faculty-led programs, including two who participated in the College’s inaugural semester program in Sansepolcro, Italy. The remaining third studied with other schools or educational organizations.

Students studied a wide range of subjects including foreign language, peace and conflict studies, history, art, politics, culture, literature, business, fashion merchandising and design, education and child development among others. In addition some students completed internships or scientific research while abroad.

The full list of countries visited are as follows:
•Australia
•Botswana
•Chile
•Costa Rica
•Cyprus
•Czech Republic
•Denmark
•Dominican Republic
•France
•Greece
•Germany
•Iceland
•Ireland
•Italy
•Japan
•Mexico
•The Netherlands
•Panama
•Peru
•South Africa
•Spain
•Tanzania
•Turkey
•United Kingdom.

Date Submitted: 2010-06-11

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