Thursday, March 10, 2011

International students highly satisfied with experience at IU

International students who choose Indiana University (IU) for their education rank their experience highly, according to the recently released International Student Barometer (ISB) report, which measures international student satisfaction at more than 700 educational institutions worldwide.

Despite growing numbers of international students attending programs outside of the U.S., the U.S. remains the destination of choice for international students polled for the report. International students who chose IU did so for the quality of the teaching, quality of research, and the reputation of the department. Safety, IU’s institutional reputation, and cost also factored in.

The Leo R Dowling International Center's educational and cultural programs, and services provided by the Office of International Services were chosen as the most important aspects effecting their quality of life at IU. In terms of support while in attendance, international students were most highly satisfied in their interaction with the University Graduate School, Recreational Sports and the IMU.

The ISB Report is created by the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate), an independent benchmarking and research service. The report is the largest annual study of international students in the world, with feedback from over 150,000 respondents in 22 countries (and across five continents) each year.

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