Monday, June 10, 2013

Susan Koch: UIS students benefit from studies abroad

The following is part of a column written by UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch. It was published in the June 9, 2013 edition of The State Journal-Register.

"If conversations I had recently are any indication, many University of Illinois Springfield students will return to the Springfield campus next fall with more vigorous minds indeed, along with some interesting stamps in their passports. These students are part of a larger trend of increasing global student mobility.

In fact, according to UNESCO, there are 3.4 million students on the move every year all over the world.

UIS history major Caitlin Osborn is one of those 3.4 million this year. A senior from Edwardsville who is on the women’s golf team, Caitlin is spending much of this month in Rome studying the Eternal City with professor of comparative religion David Bertaina."

Read the full column online