Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Slowdown Hits UConn

The economy was the big focus at last month’s Forum for Study Abroad conference in Portland, and while some schools contended they still were seeing growth in student participation there was still fear that the economic meltdown will lead students to pull back from going overseas.

New evidence of that comes from the University of Connecticut, where The Daily Campus reports that numbers are down 5 percent from a year ago. UConn Study Abroad Director Ross Lewin says the university is emphasizing that many study-abroad locations cost the same amount as studying on campus for a term, but students are balking.

“I’ve been planning on studying abroad for so long,” Lindsay Washbond, a fourth-semester art history major told the newspaper. “I felt like it was really going to happen, but now my family is really struggling because my dad owns his own small business, and now the chances of me being able to go are pretty slim.”

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