2016 Asia Short-Term Programs Report
The Asia Institute’s 2016 Asia Short-Term Programs Report is an in-depth look at 632 short-term faculty-led programs developed in Asia in 2016. The report’s findings offer valuable insights into how U.S. universities are developing short-term experiences in Asia, and provides benchmarking data, which Study Abroad and Global Program Offices can use to assess their own program offerings. In addition, for the first time, the 2016 Asia Short-Term Programs Report includes survey responses received from 90 faculty leaders who developed or led short-term programs in Asia in 2015 and/or 2016.
• In 2016, China, Japan and India remained the most popular destinations for short-term programs in Asia. However, short-term programs in China continue to decline year over year, by 6.2 percent from 2015 to 2016.
• Between 2014 to 2016, short-term programs with a length of less than two weeks continued to decrease. Short-term programs with a length of over four weeks increased during the same period.
• Nearly 79 percent of faculty leader respondents acknowledged that recruiting students was their largest challenge when developing their short-term program. 36.2 percent also noted that they led their short-term program with less than 10 students.
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To learn more about the report findings, please download the 2016 Asia Short Term Programs Report.