Sabbaye McGriff 2014-05-09 04:32:03
Photo competition lets study-abroad students share the global experience Seeing the world through the lens of students who study abroad reinforces the value of global experience in a unique way. This year’s Education Abroad Photo Contest gave 70 Kennesaw State students who studied abroad in 2012-2013 a chance to demonstrate a profound connection to a place, culture, person or group somewhere far away, but for that moment, very close. In 168 photos submitted, students depicted their impressions of 27 countries. The photos present a kaleidoscope of the global learning a growing number of Kennesaw State students are experiencing. During 2012-2013, 829 undergraduate and graduate students traveled to more than 30 countries in faculty-led, exchange or student-teaching programs; directed studies and research; internships; and non-credit experiences. That is expected to increase this year as the number of approved faculty-led programs has grown substantially. In fiscal year 2013, Kennesaw State awarded $738,122 in scholarships to support students and faculty participating in study abroad programs, up from $531,141 in 2009 when the student fee-funded scholarship program began. In its 2011-2012 “Open Doors” report — the latest available — the Institute of International Education ranked Kennesaw State seventh among the nation’s master’s degree-granting institutions in the total number of students studying abroad. From South Korea, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Peru and China, the winning photo contest images go beyond the data to depict how Kennesaw State students are seeing and experiencing the world.
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