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K Rated #6 in Per Capita Students Studying Abroad

The U.S. New & World Report has rated Kalamazoo College #6 in the number of students (per capita) who study abroad as undergraduates. The publication’s “10 Institutions Where Most Students Study Outside the U.S.” placed K in the sixth position based on 81 percent of its 2012 graduating seniors having studied outside the United States during their undergraduate days at the College.

Kalamazoo College President Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran visited K students on study abroad in Thailand during Winter Quarter 2014.

“We are proud of our position in the field of international education,” said Associate Director of the Center for International Programs Margaret Wiedenhoeft, in a Kalamazoo Gazette article dated May 21, 2014.

“We think we have a culture of international education at K,” added Wiedenhoeft. “We want to make sure study abroad remains accessible to our students. Are our programs relevant? Are they accessible financially?”

For more than 50 years, K has been the gold standard of collegiate undergraduate study abroad programs, and it remains a signature element of the College’s vaunted K-Plan. During the recently completed 2013-14 academic year, K students studied abroad for three, six, nine months and longer at nearly 50 programs on six continents. K is also known as a destination for study abroad. Members of the Class of 2014 hailed from 25 countries outside the U.S.

Read more about study abroad at Kalamazoo College here.

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