With 569 students studying abroad, Aggies led the way according to the statistics for the 2020–21 academic year. The institution, known at Texas A&M as “Education Abroad,” has consistently ranked in the top 10 since the 2012–13 academic year and has held the top spot for the top public university for five years running. For the first time, A&M is at the top of both the public and private university rankings.
According to Holly Hudson, associate vice president for global engagement in the Division of Academic and Strategic Collaborations, the popularity of study abroad programmes has long been one of the university’s best-kept secrets.
Studying abroad has a significant positive influence and can improve a student’s academic career. It is well known to impart skills in addition to academic knowledge.
In the fall of 2023, Texas A&M will debut faculty-led programmes in Antarctica. The School of Education and Human Development, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are collaborating on the inaugural expedition, which will leave in November. The second is provided by the Mays Business School and will end in December with a focus on international sustainable business.
Students majoring in event management from the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences traveled to Qatar this autumn for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and a stop at Texas A&M in Qatar. “Students are helping, attending a lot of soccer matches, and having exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the World Cup.”
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