University of Dallas Study Abroad Participation Ranks Among Nations Highest
In the "2012 Open Doors" report released by the Institute of International Education
(IIE), the University of Dallas ranks fourth nationally among master's institutions
and first in Texas for the percentage of undergraduate students participating in study-abroad
programs for academic credit.
"Our number four ranking reflects the enduring importance and success of the Rome
Program in the life of University of Dallas students since its inception more than
40 years ago," said Director of Rome and Summer Programs Rebecca Davies. "This ranking
is even more gratifying given a common course of study for our undergraduates in Rome
comprised of all required courses in our renowned Core curriculum. Students are taught
by our own faculty on our own campus in the city that was, and is, the focus of these
great works of heart, mind, spirit, art and intellect."
For more information on the University of Dallas Rome Program, visit udallas.edu/romeprogram.
The IIE determines its rankings by comparing the number of students involved in study
abroad programs with the number of bachelor's degrees conferred at each institution.
"Master's Institutions" are categorized by the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions
of Higher Education as colleges and universities that generally award at least 50
master's degrees and fewer than 20 doctoral degrees each year.
The "Open Doors" report on International Educational Exchange is published by the
IIE, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in
the United States. IIE is most widely known for its annual statistical survey of campuses
regarding international students in the United States, but it also conducts and reports
on U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit and has since 1985.