Today International and Border Programs, and its Office of Education Abroad, made a commitment to the Institute for International Education (IIE) and accepted the “Generation Study Abroad” Challenge. NMSU’s commitment to comprehensive internationalization places great emphasis on the importance of students having meaningful learning experiences abroad – be it through study, internships, service projects, or research. IIE’s challenge to U.S. institutions of higher education is perfectly aligned with IBP’s goals and we were happy to provide them with a letter of commitment. that says we will send 600 students abroad annually by the end of the decade.
NMSU’s number of students having an international experience abroad has been consistently increasing for the past eight years. This year (2013-14) NMSU’s total number of students studying abroad for credit is expected to be nearly 350.