Many countries around the world motivate and support young citizens to travel and study outside their home country. Governments often invest in scholarship programs that provide students with the chance to leave their home country and learn in educationally advanced countries such as the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia.
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Studying abroad is becoming increasingly more popular with students all over the world and in every field of study. There are numerous benefits that a student can get from studying abroad including gaining knowledge of another culture, learning a new language, gain international job prospects, and meet new people. However, international students also offer many benefits to the economies of the countries that host them.
There is no doubt that studying abroad has become one of the most established business sectors in international education. The number of students studying abroad is increasing every year and this is encouraging institutions and governments to tap into the market. Becoming a part of this growing industry has a great business impact on educational institutions, organizations, and faculties.
Last fall, college students participated in the annual ritual of moving into campus housing. It’s different now than it was in the 1970's and 80's when some of you readers were heading off to college.
One big difference is the number of students going abroad for at least a year of their university education. Yes, there were such students back in the day, but their numbers paled compared to the traffic generated across the oceans this month. Passing through Boston’s Logan airport on a busy moving-in weekend provided visual confirmation of this phenomena. Young people from everywhere were disembarking flights, wearing their college sweatshirts: Boston University, MIT, Harvard and many others were represented. Some of the kids carried their teddy bears.
This is the second post in a five-part blog series focused on International Education Week.
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to encourage global education. From November 13-17, individuals and institutions will be promoting international education programs that prepare Americans for a global environment as well as attract future leaders to study, learn and exchange experiences.