With support from the US Government, a Consortium for Analysis of Student Success through International Education (CASSIE) has been set up under the leadership of the University of Georgia system. CASSIE is a research partnership to study the impact of international education experiences on student success outcomes.
It will look at critical questions such as:
- Is the positive impact of study abroad on graduation rates similar for private institutions as well as for the public?
- For smaller colleges as well as for large research universities?
- Does studying abroad impede timely graduation for students majoring in “lockstep” STEM majors
- How well-represented are students receiving need-based financial aid among world language majors, and how does choosing such a significant effect on the likelihood that they will graduate within four years?
- When students double-major in a world language plus another academic area, do their grades suffer, or does additional language study instead boost achievement in their other academic area?
The CASSIE initiative is still inviting new partners and collaborators, although it is not clear if this is limited to North America.