Oswego in national top 10 for sending students abroad

A SUNY Oswego student relaxes at a French cafeSUNY Oswego ranks No. 10 in the nation among master’s level institutions for sending students abroad for a quarter or semester, according to the most recent Open Doors report by the Institute for International Education.

Oswego placed between Fairfield University and the University of Richmond on the list of top 20 master’s level institutions for mid-term study abroad. Other New York colleges on the list included Ithaca College (No. 3), SUNY Cortland (No. 14) and SUNY New Paltz (No. 19).

The Institute for International Education publishes the annual report with funding from the U.S. State Department. The latest report is based on data from the 2002-03 academic year, the first full academic year after the 9/11 attacks and a year that saw the number of American college students receiving credit for study abroad increase sharply by 8.5 percent, reaching a record high. SUNY Oswego sent 210 students abroad that year.

For more information about international study through SUNY Oswego, visit the www.oswegoabroad.com.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Foreign study: Nathan Kouhana, shown relaxing at a cafe in Nice, France, is among the many students who have studied abroad through Oswego’s Office of International Education and Programs. The college recently made the Institute for International Education’s top 10 among master’s level institutions sending students abroad for a quarter or semester.

(Posted: Jul 13, 2005)