Legislation in Congress would promote study abroad
A bi-partisan group in Congress is introducing a bill to expand study abroad opportunities for college students in non-traditional locations.
Senator Dick Durbin and U-S Representative Cheri Bustos, both from Illinois, are among the lawmakers putting forth the measure.
The Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act is named after the late Illinois U.S. Senator Paul Simon – who preached the value of international education as vital to the United States’ economic and national security
Currently, only ten percent of American college students participate in study abroad before they graduate, and participation isn’t representative of the broad diversity seen on today’s college campuses.