Encouraging students to move to new environments to enhance development opportunities: Opinion

January 27, 2022
Attending postsecondary studies in a different region can help students develop diversity and cultural growth, writes Samuel J Abrams, but students may need to be encouraged to pursue these opportunities. Abrams discusses data from 2019 that showed that more students are interested in staying close to home than in previous decades. The author says that many students are choosing institutions based on their proximity to home and are showing increasing interest in engaging with their local communities. Abrams recommends encouraging those who are choosing an institution to move farther away so they will have more opportunities to engage with ideological and cultural differences. Inside Higher Ed (Subscription) (Editorial)