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International education group seeks to double number of US students studying abroad in 5 years

WASHINGTON –  An international education institute is working to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2019.

To reach the goal, the Institute of International Education will focus on recruiting more low-income students and others who have not participated in high numbers. Already, 160 colleges and universities have committed to participate.

The institute's campaign was being announced Monday.

To Raise Graduation Rate, Colleges Are Urged to Help a Changing Student Body

By TAMAR LEWIN

In an effort to improve the college completion rate and fend off new regulations, a commission of the nation’s six leading higher-education associations is calling for extensive reforms to serve a changing college population — one increasingly composed of older and part-time students.