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April 18, 2018 - King’s College was recently one of only 32 colleges and universities in the country chosen to receive the “Seal of Excellence,” a distinction from Generation Study Abroad, an organization formed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to increase the number of US students studying abroad.

King’s joined the Generation Study Abroad Initiative in 2016 with a commitment to increase its study abroad participation.  The goals were met and exceeded as overall participation increased from 46 students in 2014-15 to 76 students in 2017-18.  Programmatic elements that contributed to the increase were the introduction of a need-based scholarship to aid students in offsetting travel costs and increased coordination with faculty to develop new short-term faculty-led study abroad programs.

In 2017, King’s students travelled with faculty to Ecuador, Vietnam, Spain, Ireland and Scotland.  Later this spring, students will study with faculty in Uganda, Peru, Italy, and Ecuador.  A new one-credit medical service immersion program in conjunction with the Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children has been developed which allows health science students and Physician Assistant Program faculty to work on health promotion with a community in Anconcito, Ecuador.

Pictured from left, is Bolan, Kowalsky, and Rose.