CCSU Study Abroad Program Nationally Ranked

2012 Open Doors Report

Institute of International Education


Central Connecticut State University's Study Abroad program has been identified by the Institute of International Education as one of the larges study abroad programs in the country.  See below for some of the frequently asked questions about this notable designation and point of pride for CCSU.


Can you further explain CCSU's ranking?   The ranking is listed in the 2012 Open Doors: Report on International Educational Exchange issued by the Institute of International Education.   IIE surveys institutions of higher education across the nation to gather data on international mobility by U.S. students and international students present in the U.S.  The Center for International Education submits data in response to their annual appeal..

The 2012 Open Doors report reports U.S. student mobility for the 2010/2011 academic year. We ranked 23rd in the nation (in our category) for the total number of study abroad students in 2010-2011.  In that year, 491 CCSU students studied abroad on long-term (semester or year) programs and short-term programs (Course Abroad Program).  CCSU also ranked 11th in the nation in the category of short-term study abroad, having had 440 CCSU students study abroad on the Course Abroad program in the reporting year (2010-2011).

Was CCSU ranked against all schools in the nation? 
IIE classifies colleges and universities by the Carnegie Classification.  As a result, we are classified and measured against other institutions in our category:  Master’s level institutions.

What makes CCSU's study abroad programs stand out from other nearby schools?  International Education is a distinctive element and point of pride for CCSU.  It is a presidential priority as well.  President Miller talks about study abroad every time he makes a presentation to CCSU students and their families.  Study abroad is integrated into the curriculum at CCSU and there is a strong and supportive faculty base for study abroad.

What study abroad programs draw the most students?  Most students who study abroad for a semester or academic year go to one of our partner schools in England.  In addition, Australia is a popular option. The third most popular programs are our two language study programs in Spain (Salamanca and Leon).

What majors would you say are more likely to study abroad?  See the report below -- All Forms of Study Abroad by Academic Programs – Winter 2002 to Winter 2013 – for data on what academic majors send the most students abroad.

All Forms of Study Abroad by Academic Programs – Winter 2002 to Winter 2013






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