Lee’s Study Abroad Program Gets High Marks

Monday, December 16, 2013 - by Madeline Watson, Lee University

In a recent ranking of U.S. study abroad programs, Lee University was listed as number four in the top master’s institutions, according to data collected by the Institute of International Education. 

The information published last month in “Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange” ranked universities by undergraduate participation and institutional type for 2011 and 2012.

Lee’s data showed an estimate of 92 percent undergraduate participation in its study abroad programs. 

"We have a core requirement for cross-cultural experiences and we have a generous tuition funding program for study abroad that makes it financially feasible for our students to take advantage of traveling and learning outside of the United States,” said Angeline McMullin, director of the Global Perspectives program at Lee. “Thanks in part to this ranking, other schools are taking notice and are beginning to make inquiries about how we are able to make study abroad happen for so many of our students. We're honored to be in that position."

Open Doors is a comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities. 

For more information, visit the Open Doors website at http://www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors/Data/US-Study-Abroad/Leading-Institutions-by-Undergraduate-Participation/2011-12.


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