Thursday, March 20, 2014
SCU Study Abroad continues to expand participation in 2013-14. Of the 358 applications that were submitted for Fall 2014:
- 81% of applicants were approved for their first choice
- 13% of applicants were accepted but redirected to their second choice
- 6% of applicants did not meet minimum qualifications or were not recommended by reviewers
In addition to study abroad applicants, 18 students applied for Washington Semester, and all applications were approved. Applications for Study Abroad in summer 2014 are currently under review, and applications for winter/spring 2015 will be reviewed in June.
As the President's update recently noted, the 2013 Open Doors Report issued by the Institute of International Education ranked Santa Clara eighth among Leading Master's Institutions for the total number of students studying abroad on mid-length (one quarter/semester) programs, and fortieth among Leading Master's Institutions in the total number of Study Abroad students. I am grateful to the fifty faculty and staff members who have assisted with the selection process by reading and evaluating the student applications this year. Your work contributes to the University's ongoing efforts to enhance global engagement and understanding.
More information about efforts of the Global Engagement Office is available online.