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Education Abroad in the News (April-June 2020)

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Each quarter, The Asia Institute sends out a newsletter to education abroad professionals, highlighting recent happenings in study abroad and global short-term faculty-led programming. A recurring feature in the newsletter is an “In the News” section, which aggregates news media articles that shine a light on the current happenings in education abroad. To sign up for the newsletter, add your email to the “sign up for updates” in the sidebar of The Asia Institute Blog.

From April to June, media coverage covered the changing realities of study abroad programming for 2020 as Covid-19 has grounded thousands of students’ plans to study outside their home countries. As a result, colleges and universities have re-imaged the study abroad experience in the short-term with virtual programming. Moving forward, there is cautious optimism among education abroad practitioners that international travel restrictions will loosen in the Fall and regularly scheduled programming may resume in the coming months.

Below are a selection of articles that caught our attention from April to June!


Here’s a new way to do study abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond The Conversation, June 4, 2020

What Will It Take to Reopen the World to Travel? The New York Times, June 3, 2020

We must seize the chance to enhance internationalization in higher education, Times Higher Education, June 3, 2020

Opening up the possibilities of online education abroad University World News, May 23, 2020

Beyond Summer 2020: Safety Abroad in a Recovering World Inside Higher Ed, May 12, 2020

Study Abroad Faces a New Reality Inside Higher Ed, April 28, 2020

Coronavirus: Colleges experiment with stay-at-home ‘study abroad’ programs CNBC, April 11, 2020