UW-Madison repeats as a leader in international education

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In its 2011 Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange, released this week, the Institute of International Education gives high marks to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in two categories.

Nationally, UW-Madison sent the tenth-highest number of students to study abroad during the 2009-10 school year, with 2,169 students pursuing studies in other countries. The university ranks third among producers of mid-length studies abroad and sixth among producers of long-term studies abroad (one year or more).

“At UW-Madison, study abroad continues to be an essential high-impact practice,” says Julie Lindsey, interim director of International Academic Programs. “The cross-cultural and workplace skills that students develop through these experiences — global competencies, integrative learning and independent thinking — are of great value to today’s employers.”

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