Rankings & Recognition

Open Doors 2015

Marist College

Marist again named a leader in international education

New report shows high-rates of participation in study abroad programs; comes as Marist kicks-off participation in International Education Week

Marist College is again among the nation’s leading colleges and universities for international education, according to the 2015 Open Doors Report, the most authoritative source of data on U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.

According to the report, which is produced by the Institute of International Education, for the 2013-14 academic year, Marist ranked nationally among Master’s Colleges & Universities:

21st for the number of study abroad students
26th for the level of undergraduate participation in study-abroad programs
7th for the number of students studying abroad mid-length
10th for the number of students studying abroad long-term

"Living and working in the global community requires a well-rounded skillset, including knowledge of history and politics, language and culture, interpersonal communication skills, integrity, and personal drive," said Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Thomas Wermuth. "Study abroad offers students the opportunity to develop, practice, and hone these skills while reflecting on what impact they want to have on the world." 

Marist students looking to study abroad can choose from as many as 65 programs in 30 countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, the Middle East, and Europe, including the College’s own branch campus in Florence, Italy.

Click here for more on the Open Doors report 
Click here to learn more about Marist Abroad
Click here to read Marist students on their study abroad experiences in The Globetrotter 

The latest IIE rankings come as Marist kicks-off its participation in International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education, which is "an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide" and helps prepare for "a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States."

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At its core, International Education is about the building of bridges between people and cultures for mutual understanding, discussion, and dialogue," said Dean of International Programs John Peters.

"This year marks the inaugural launch of International Education Week at Marist, and we hope all members of the College community are able to participate."

International Education Week at Marist

Monday, November 16

"Conversations from Around the World"

SC 3102-3103

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the value of international and intercultural experiences and meet your fellow global citizens. This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow study abroad alumni, future study abroad participants, and our own international students over internationally-themed food.

RSVP preferred: http://goo.gl/forms/ei2VeOVkAZ

Tuesday, November 17

"World Watch Series"

Weiss Language Center (LB 304)

6:00 p.m.

The World Watch series brings students together to talk about what videos and events are trending from around the world, or simply to watch something together. This week's subject is the difference between migrants and refugees.

"Share your Story"

HC 2023

8:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Have you traveled abroad? Do you have a story to tell? Join your fellow world travelers to swap stories, reminisce, and discuss your experiences over internationally-themed food.

RSVP preferred: http://goo.gl/forms/WGNqwSfBZH

Wednesday, November 18

"Scholarship and Funding Opportunities"

LT 021

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Pat Taylor, Graduate School and Fellowship Advisor, will be speaking on scholarship/funding opportunities to help you get abroad either during your Marist studies as an undergraduate, or after graduation. Refreshments with an international theme will be provided. This is a great opportunity to learn about ways to get back overseas with several abroad-based scholarship programs.

 "Language Hacker series - Google Street View"

Weiss Language Center, LB 304

6:00 p.m.

The Weiss Language Center continues their Language Hacker series where students learn tips, tricks, and technologies for practicing languages on their own. This week, students will work with virtual reality using Google Street View to explore sites abroad.

Thursday, November 19

"Game that Language"

Weiss Language Center, LB 304

5:00 p.m.

Thursday night is Game that Language night. This week, play Carlos, Rey Emperador - a strategy game in Spanish in which you assume the role of Charles V and manage the tribulations that accompany world domination.

Friday, November 20

"Language Lounge"

Weiss Language Center, LB 304

5:00 p.m.

Language Lounge night is simply a place to meet other people to practice your language skills. Tonight's focus will be on Spanish, German, and Italian.

About The Open Doors Report

The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange is published by the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States. IIE has conducted an annual statistical survey of campuses regarding the international students in the United States since 1919, and with support from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s. The census is based on a survey of approximately 3,000 accredited U.S. institutions. Open Doors also conducts and reports on separate surveys on U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit (since 1985), and on international scholars at U.S. universities and international students enrolled in pre-academic Intensive English Programs.

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