International education is here to stay and colleges are figuring out how to provide these opportunities to students as a way to stay competitive themselves. Indeed, as the article below indicates, students today will graduate into a global world so understanding how the world works will be key beyond studying in London or Australia. Going to places like China, The United Arab Emirates, India and Spanish speaking nations will serve students better for the long run.
In addition to study abroad programs, there are plenty of opportunities for students to do service work and even secure year long jobs in foreign countries.
Currently, there are 3 million students studying abroad, but by 2025 that number is expected to rise to 8 million. Clearly, colleges need to be ready and high schools need to prepare students to get ready to leave their comfort zones.
Chronicle of Higher Education
By KARIN FISCHER
Anyone who doubts that global education has become a big business need only walk the exhibit hall at the annual conference of Nafsa: Association of International Educators, this week in Los Angeles.
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