The Clemson University study abroad program will be extended by two years.
Clemson University announced its decision to extend the Clemson study overseas program from four to eight years, to reflect the University’s increasing recognition of the value of overseas study.
It is a significant step forward for the University, which has been recognised for its research achievements through the Duke University study in China and the University of Cambridge’s Global Exchange Program.
The extension will give Clemson more time to continue to make important research discoveries and to strengthen the academic reputation of its students and staff.
“Our University has always stood for the principles of freedom, opportunity and innovation, and our alumni have demonstrated these values over the past eight years,” said Clemson President Bruce Pearl.
University and Government representatives met today to discuss this extension.
As part of the extension, Clemson will work with the National Centre for Overseas Study in Science, Technology and Mathematics (NCOSSAM) to develop a new research strategy to increase the number of overseas students enrolled in Clemson University.
This will be completed by the end of 2019.
In the meantime, students and their families will be able to visit the University for a year in 2018-19.
A University of South Australia-funded study abroad programme will also be extended to 2021-22.
Duke University will be conducting a four-year study abroad extension in 2019-20.
Oxford University has also extended its study abroad to 2021, following a request from the University.
Duke’s extension will provide the University with more time in 2020-21 to assess the future needs of overseas student enrolments, including how the University can best meet its commitments to ensure international students are not excluded from a range of courses and programs offered in Australia.
Clemson is a leading university in the US, Australia and New Zealand, with more than 2,500 full-time and part-time students.