People Who Studied Abroad #701:
Susan Rice, U.S. National Security Advisor, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
She received a Rhodes Scholarship and attended New College, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), where she completed her MPhil and DPhil degrees.
Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!
People Who Studied Abroad #699:
James Henry Breasted, archaeologist and historian
He attended North Central College and Yale for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, then in 1894, he became the first American to obtain a PhD in Egyptology, which he received from the University of Berlin (Germany).
When I first got accepted to study abroad
Autonomy Day ” We Need An International House” - 19th July 1967
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American university exchange students on the deck of an ocean liner taking them to France where they lived for a year. L-R: Elizabeth Curth, Margaret Snyder, Jacqueline Bouvier, Mary Ann Freedman, and Hester Williams
Source: Daily Mail
A Filipino woman named Egdona (shortened to Dona) gives a suburban family a lesson in Philippine dance. This photograph was an illustration in a December 1961 article in Parents’ Magazine that encouraged families to welcome foreign students and visitors into their homes. “Maybe you can’t travel, but you can bring the world to your door by opening your home to foreign visitors,” it stated. From the 1920s onward, but particularly during and after World War II, numerous commentators voiced their hopes that the presence of international students in the United States might cultivate a “cosmopolitan” outlook among Americans.
From “Discovering the Rest of the World,” Parents’ Magazine, December 1961. Special Collections, University of Arkansas.
In September 1950, 23 American students boarded the SS Volendam to journey to Vienna, where they would spend the next year living and studying in the Austrian capital through the first IES Abroad program (formerly known as the Institute of European Studies).