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Miami students, undetered by 9/11, continue to go abroad

Miami students, matching a national trend, have not let the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, stop them from studying overseas.

The number of Miami students studying in other countries is up this semester compared to fall 2001. There are 53 Miami students at other universities (up from 43 last year at this time) and 120 at Miami’s campus in Luxembourg, which is similar to previous years. At least as many students are expected to study abroad in spring, for a school year total of about 345.

"It seems interest is strong, if not stronger, than before," said Marcia Waller, international study abroad adviser.

In an electronic survey of approximately 500 international education advisers, 98 percent told the Institute of International Education that international education exchange, including study abroad, is regarded as more important or equally as important on their campuses since the 9-11 attacks. Approximately two-thirds said applications for study abroad have either continued to increase or remained the same on their campuses.

Miami ranks in the top 10 universities nationwide for sending students abroad. Most of the approximately 1,100 students who travel attend summer programs.

Date Published: 09/26/2002
Volume: 22   Number: 9

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