Monday, May 19, 2008

Foreign Study Programs

The Institute for International Education has released a new report today on increasing study abroad programs.  Click here for a copy of the report.  Although the report is generalized to all foreign study programs, students of international law have a special motivation and need to spend at least part of their law school years abroad.  Foreign language ability has been a substantial barrier in the past, but in Europe it is common to find law school classes in English even where that is not the first language of the country.  The conclusions in the report urge the United States to increase the number of students traveling abroad by increasing the stature and visibility of foreign institutions within the United States and by making for funding and scholarships available to allow more students to go abroad.

Hat tip to the Chronicle of Higher Education


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