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UNI ranked fourth in national study abroad rankings

December 10, 2002

Ella Sweigert, study abroad coordinator, Office of International Programs, (319) 273-7078
Melissa Barber, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa is ranked fourth in the nation for the total number of students who study abroad among master's degree institutions, according to Open Doors 2002, the annual report on international education published by the Institute of International Education. For the academic year 1999-2000, UNI had 577 students study abroad for credit.

'The increasing interest in study abroad is very good news for our nation,' said Institute of International Education president Allan Goodman. 'It shows that the next generation of leaders will have a greater understanding of the world around us.'

The top 10 master's institutions with study abroad students include, in order: Elon University, 710 students; University of Saint Thomas, 682 students; James Madison University, 658 students; University of Northern Iowa, 577 students; California Polytechnic State University, 556 students; Truman State University, 502 students; Calvin College, 486 students; Villanova University, 449 students; Appalachian State University, 436 students; and Western Washington University, 418 students.