Study finds internationalization downplayed at many US campuses

May 22, 2008

A new report from the American Council on Education concludes internationalization is not a high priority on many campuses, despite a growing public consensus that it is important to educate students about different nations and cultures. The study found that at 27% of PSE institutions, no students graduating in 2005 studied abroad. Between 2001 and 2006, the percentage of colleges requiring a course with an international or global focus as part of the general education curriculum dropped from 41% to 37%, and less than 20% had a foreign-language requirement for all undergraduates. Inside Higher Ed | The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)