CofC sees rise in study abroad numbers

CHARLESTON, SC (COFC) - More College of Charleston students are studying abroad than ever before.

From fall 2009 through summer 2010, a record-setting 619 students participated in a study abroad experience with the number of fall 2010 participants doubling since last year.
"Our students see the value in a global education and the impact a study abroad experience can have on their perspective and career," says Andrew Sobiesuo, director of the Center for International Education. "Our faculty are working closely with us to offer new and diverse programs that will interest students and provide unique experiences."
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During summer 2010, 244 students participated in 21 different College of Charleston study abroad experiences with another 90 students participating in independent programs offered through the College. One of the most popular College of Charleston programs was the creative writing program in Spoleto, Italy. The program was full with a waiting list by December 2009.
The fall 2010 semester has a total of 134 students participating in study abroad experiences, nearly double last year's numbers. Students are traveling as far as Santiago, Chile and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.