Wartburg College ranks 17th among four-year U.S. colleges in students participating in a short-term study abroad experience in 2013-14, according to the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.
The survey, released by the Institute of International Education, is conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Wartburg’s ranking is for undergraduate colleges offering baccalaureate degrees only.
Wartburg had 216 students take advantage of short-term study abroad opportunities, primarily with a four-week May Term course.
“Wartburg has a long and deep commitment to international education and study abroad, in particular. We are proud to be recognized in the “Open Doors” Report and even prouder of our students, who study and travel all over the world,” said Edith Waldstein, vice president for enrollment management. “These students are able to do all of this while graduating in four years and moving into careers with sophisticated multicultural and international insight.”
The Institute of International Education surveys about 1,500 universities in the U.S. The organization studies how many students from each institution studied in another country while also measuring how many students from other countries attend each institution. The rankings are split based on schools that offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.