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From left: Brandy Hutchings, Shanice Beckham, Christopher DiCapua, Jacqueline DiNardi, Ronald Martin. Photo by Christopher DiCapua.

Students Expand Their World View with Study Abroad

Four years ago, George R. Boggs, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), challenged leaders of the nation’s approximately 1,200 community colleges to find ways to send more students abroad to study and emphasized the importance of global education in the development of a competitive workforce.

Although community colleges account for about half of all U.S. undergraduates, few offer students a chance to study abroad. Of the 223,000 American undergraduates who studied abroad in 2006–2007, only 6,000 were community college students.

Community College of Philadelphia rose to Boggs’ challenge by more than doubling the number of students it sends abroad in just four years. read more

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