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VU International News and Reviews No. 113 May 21 2018

August 2019

The Forum of Education Abroad has published its “State of the Field 2017”, the 6th such survey since 2006. The Forum sees itself as the collective voice of U.S. post-secondary education abroad. The report, based on 264 responses to a survey to 768 Forum member organisations, provides an overview on what´s happening in Study Abroad for American students, with input from sending universities, hosting universities as well as programme providers.

Among other things, it gives an insight into what people in the field see as their major concerns, and effective strategies as well as major barriers to increase numbers. Noteworthy: Assessment of the learning outcomes of a Study Abroad period are identified as questions yet to be answered. The Forum does have a special Guide to Outcomes Assessment in Education Abroad downloadable at its website, edited by Mell C. Bolen, director of Study Abroad at Princeton University.

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