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Resources substantiating the value of study abroad and international education. Features resources for exchanges and study trips.

International Education Advocacy
Study Abroad Programs and Initiatives

International Education Advocacy

Academic Outcomes of Study Abroad
NAFSA, Elizabeth Redden, July 13, 2010
Analysis of two studies showing University of Georgia students who studied abroad were more likely to graduate, have higher GPAs, and improved cultural knowledge.
How Studying Abroad Makes You A Better Leader
Forbes, Shellie Karabell, January 19, 2016
Interviews with students who recently studied abroad show how spending a summer overseas can help prepare students for the challenges and independence of college life.
Open Doors Fact Sheet: Germany
International Institute of Education and Open Doors, 2013
Statistics on how many German students study in the US at all levels of education.
Studying in Germany: A Good Choice for your Child
DAAD, 2010

Addresses 15 questions and answers for parents. Offers information and testimonials on Germany and its university system for parents whose children might want to study abroad.
Why Should You Study Abroad?
Globalinks Abroad, 2011
List of advantages for studying abroad supported by links to other studies and articles.
2006, The Year of Study Abroad
The US Senate issued a resolution designating 2006 as the Year of Study Abroad along with a 13-point list of reasons for supporting international education that still stand today.
Top 25 Destinations of US Study Abroad Students
Institute of International Education
Statistics from academic years 2010/11 and 2011/12 on where US students study abroad—Germany is ranked 6th, Austria 25th.
How many students study abroad and where do they go?
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Library
Data on numbers of international students by country—Germany is 3rd on the list.
DAAD Committee adopts Strategy 2020
The Pie News, February 2013 
The DAAD’s Strategy 2020 outlines goals for the future including increasing scholarships for foreign and domestic students, supporting German institutions to meet future challenges in global education and significantly grow inbound enrollments.
Germany’s new strategies in the race for international students
ICEF Monitor, April 4, 2013
This article explores new strategies Germany is using to maintain its position as a leading study destination for EU and non-EU students.
How US students get a university degree for free in Germany
BBC, Franz Strasser, June 3, 2015
While the cost of college education in the US has reached record highs, Germany has abandoned tuition fees altogether for German and international students alike. An increasing number of Americans are taking advantage and saving tens of thousands of dollars to get their degrees.
Study Abroad, Graduate on Time
Inside Higher Ed, Elizabeth Redden, July 13, 2012
Analysis of multple studies at US college campuses shows a connection between study abroad and higher graduation rates.
Study Abroad in High School to Develop College Skills
U.S. News, Cathryn Sloane, May 19, 2014
Interviews with students who recently studied abroad show how spending a summer overseas can help prepare students for the challenges and independence of college life.
What Statistics Show about Study Abroad Students
UC Merced
Sourced statistics on the myriad benefits of study abroad, including increased earning potential, employment rates, GPA, and job skill development.
Public Opinion Supports International Education
NAFSA, 2012
Survey data and analysis showing a broad cross-section of Americans believes that studying abroad, becoming immersed in other cultures, and learning foreign languages are essential to a complete higher education experience. Respondents strongly agree that more students need the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs in order to thrive in a global workplace.

Study Abroad Programs and Initiatives

Cultural Vistas
A non-profit organization committed to enriching minds, advancing global skills, building careers, and connecting lives through international exchange. Cultural Vistas offers multiple opportunities for Americans to travel to Germany, including the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship, the Congress-Bundestag Exchange, and various internship opportunities
Educational Exchange Service /Pädagogischer Austauschdienst
The PAD promotes German through exchange programs including the AATG Study Trip Award Program, the AATG Summer Study Program for High School students, and the German-American Partnership Program.
German Academic Exchange Service/Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
DAAD offers comprehensive information about higher education in Germany and administer a wide variety of programs such as scholarships for long- and short-term study, research fellowships, language grants, and informational visits for US students, recent PhDs, administrators, and faculty.
Council on International Education Exchange
The Council on International Educational Exchange offers educational programs abroad for students, faculty, and young professionals.
German Academic Partnership Program
GAPP is a school-to-school exchange program between German and American secondary schools. GAPP is open to any interested secondary school in the US and offers scholarships and special airfares.

NAFSA (Association of International Educators)
NAFSA is a non-profit professional organization for professionals in all areas of international education including education abroad advising and administration.
AATG Summer Study Program
Sponsored in cooperation with the German Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD) the program provides homestay and school experience. Students live with a German family, attend classes, and experience the German language and culture firsthand. 
International Education Week
Promotes exchange and celebrates the benefits of international education. Provides an excellent opportunity for cross-departmental collaboration. Find suggestions, resources, and links at the US Department of State.

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