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Studying in Europe and the U.S.A. – How Do Transatlantic Programs Work?

Online Survey Being Conducted by the John F. Kennedy Institute of Freie Universität Berlin and the Institute of International Education in New York

№ 74/2008 from Mar 26, 2008

Many students are interested in studying abroad for a semester or longer – and this interest is growing on both sides of the Atlantic. More and more colleges and universities in the U.S.A. and in Europe are seeking successful strategies for establishing and expanding joint programs that include mandatory periods abroad. The John F. Kennedy Institute of Freie Universität Berlin and the Institute of International Education, New York, are investigating the existing programs and have started a web-based international survey.

The study is intended to cover all the various types of transatlantic programs currently in existence. Instructors and administrators of the different programs are asked about their experiences, problems, and challenges in setting up structured university partnerships. The results of the survey will be published at the end of  2008. The study is being funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the European Commission. The investigation consortium includes scholars from Freie Universität and the Institute of International Education as well as joint degree experts from Université franco-allemande, the Latvian Rectors' Conference, and the State University of New York.

Colleges and universities on both sides of the Atlantic are invited to participate:
https://iie.websurveyor.net/wsb.dll/20/InternationalJointandDualDegreeSurvey.htm
(Please respond by May 1, 2008.)

Further Information

Matthias Kuder
Transatlantic Degree Programs (TDP)
John F. Kennedy Institute
Freie Universität Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 838-5 65 26 or +49 (0)163 / 278 16 18
Email: kuder@jfki.fu-berlin.de