Rollins Top 10 for Study Abroad

The College was ranked No. 10 among master’s-granting institutions in the nation for the percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad.

Before even setting foot in a classroom, students can begin their Rollins experience with environmental studies professor Barry Allen’s First-Year Field Study to Costa Rica. (Photo by Scott Cook) Before even setting foot in a classroom, students can begin their Rollins experience with environmental studies professor Barry Allen’s First-Year Field Study to Costa Rica. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins ranks among the top 10 master’s-granting institutions in the nation for the percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad, according to a new report from the Institute of International Education.

Rollins was ranked No. 10 for 2015-16, marking the fifth consecutive year that the College has ranked among the top 12 in this category.

The College was also ranked No. 27 in the nation among master’s-granting institutions for the total number of study-abroad students.

In May, chemistry professor Pedro Bernal led Rollins students on a field study to the Dominican Republic for the 21st time. Over the past two decades, Bernal and his students have built and installed more than 20,000 water filters in rural communities across the Caribbean nation. (Photo by Scott Cook) In May, chemistry professor Pedro Bernal led Rollins students on a field study to the Dominican Republic for the 21st time. Over the past two decades, Bernal and his students have built and installed more than 20,000 water filters in rural communities across the Caribbean nation. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins offers more than 80 study-abroad programs through the College’s Office of International Programs, including semester programs, summer programs, and faculty-led field studies.

The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange is published by the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the U.S.

Since 1985, Open Doors has conducted and reported in separate surveys on U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit.

In 2014, professor of education Scott Hewit took a group of Rollins students, alumni, and faculty to work with teachers in a small village in eastern Rwanda, exploring ways to teach English and incorporate technology. (Photo by Scott Cook) In 2014, professor of education Scott Hewit took a group of Rollins students, alumni, and faculty to work with teachers in a small village in eastern Rwanda, exploring ways to teach English and incorporate technology. (Photo by Scott Cook)