Biology Study Abroad: Part of Globalization at AUM
Gone are the days when activities like study abroad can be considered “exotic” experiences for those at expensive private academic institutions. Many U.S. and multinational firms consider a successful study abroad experience an important indicator of a prospective employee’s ability to adapt and function in a multicultural workplace.
U.S. students are beginning to understand this in rather large numbers. For the academic year 2008-2009, for example, 260,327 US students studied abroad; 10 years earlier only about 100,000 did so. To make our students more competitive, AUM is committing itself to developing new academic study abroad and classroom programs that help ensure future success. To underscore the importance of the globalization phenomenon, just fewer than 700,000 international students studied at U.S. institutions during 2008-2009.
Source: Jacques L. Fuqua, Jr., Assistant Provost, Office of International Affairs