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Education Abroad In the News (June-August 2020)

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 June to August, 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 June to August!

Real-life learning, remotely: adapting internships during Covid The PIE News, August 13, 2020

Crises an “opportunity” to build an equitable future for study abroad The PIE News, August 11, 2020

Study Abroad Is Going Virtual This Fall. Wait, What?, July 30, 2020

An Expanded Notion of Study Abroad Inside Higher Ed, July 29, 2020

The Future of Study Abroad Is Zoom Calls, OneZero, June 29, 2020

Colleges are canceling study abroad for the fall. What does this mean for students? The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 9, 2020