U.S. Study Abroad: A National Imperative

In her article in the latest edition of IIENetworker magazine, Heidi Manley, Deputy Director, Global Educational Programs at U.S. Department of State, looks closely at the profile of American students who are studying abroad to show the importance of diversifying in addition to increasing numbers. "At the Department of State, we want to reach parts of American society that are currently underrepresented in study abroad," writes Manley. "We want to see more young people travel to destinations where fewer Americans have studied, and to learn critical languages.

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