Campus News

Going abroad

A USAToday story about tracking student performance and study-abroad programs quoted Don Rubin, a professor emeritus of speech communication and language education.

“The skeptics of study abroad have always made the argument that study abroad is a distraction from the business of getting educated, so you can enter the economy and become a contributing member of society,” said Rubin. “I think if there’s one take-home message from this research as a whole it is that study abroad does not undermine educational outcomes, it doesn’t undermine graduation rate, it doesn’t undermine final semester GPA.”