What’s wrong with this title? Unfortunately it is state of study abroad in America today. For all involved this is not an indictment to their intentions, rather the unfortunate state of the “industry.”
If you are student, and you’ve encountered the maze of qualifications, pre-approvals and other barriers to study abroad, we feel your pain. If you are feeling down, helpless there is hope – consider summer study abroad.
If you are an advisor, stuck behind a desk, wrangling with forms, clunky computer systems and byzantine procedures, we feel your pain. We hope you will read Abroad101 CEO’s article on “How to Fix Study Abroad” and join efforts to make information simpler to navigate, more visible and easier to share.
If you are a study abroad administrator, or leader, we appeal to you to make study abroad more open, accessible and achievable. In Europe, the Erasmus Program makes it very easy to attend a university in another country, and many do. Mobility seems to be a key part of university administration and university life. In the US, we are not making much progress and we hope you’ll take a few minutes, read “How to Fix Study Abroad” and work to make the little things simpler so that we can make the big things easier.