Amidst the COVID 19 pandemic, Indiana University secured the second position for semester-long study abroad programs and sixth for the number of students studying abroad in the academic year 2019-20. The rankings are a part of the 2021 Open Doors Report. The report has been released in International Education Week, during IU President Pamela Whitten participating in NAFSA’s 2021 Presidential Panel.
IU received the Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award. The award was given for the Global Gateway for Teachers program. ” As a leader in international education, Indiana University is proud to offer our students the transformative experience of studying abroad while navigating the unique worldwide challenges in the year 2021,” said IU President Pamela Whitten. As per the report, 1,537 IU students traveled outside the US in connection with their academic programs. IU also ranked in the top 40 institutions for hosting international students in the academic year 2020-21. More than 7,300 international students were welcomed on the campus in the 2020-21 academic year. There are programs such as Global Connections, Global Classroom, and IUPUI’s global learning opportunities that help students and faculty to connect around the world.