AU Abroad and Abroad at AU
Nomination submitted by: Robert A. Pastor, Vice President of International Affairs
Program Overview In his 2002 strategic plan for American University, President Benjamin Ladner announced his intention to transform AU into the "premier global university". Study abroad figures testify to the success of AU's new initiatives. Applications for the dramatically expanded study abroad program "AU Abroad" increased by nearly 50% between Fall 2003 and Fall 2004. As part of the new plan, AU faculty members are encouraged to help students align international experiences with their overall education, including senior theses. In Fall 2005, the new "Abroad at AU" program will officially begin to take advantage of AU's Washington, D.C. location to teach international students about America and how Washington works, while they pursue their coursework of choice.
Program Implementation Read the winning nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives
The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:
Geoffrey BannisterPresident, The Forum on Education Abroad
Esther BarazzonePresident, Chatham College
Stephen DunnettVice Provost for International Education, State University of New York at Buffalo
Ulrich GrothusDirector, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) New York
Catharine StimpsonDean, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University
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