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Study Abroad Program Receives Taylor's Latest Top Ten Recognition

For the fifth consecutive year, Taylor University has received high national rankings in Open Doors, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in association with the U.S. Department of State. In the 2010 edition, Taylor University is named in three national categories:

1) Institutions by Total Number of Study Abroad: Top 40 Baccalaureate Institutions – Sixth

2) Leading Institutions by Short-Term Duration of Study Abroad and Institutional Type – Third

3) Institutions by Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad: Top 40 Baccalaureate Institutions – Third

Taylor currently has an average of 475 students traveling abroad each year in approximately 24 countries that include Australia, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ireland and Israel.

"All of us at Taylor University are grateful for this honor from the Institute of International Education. The latest Open Doors report is a wonderful external validation of Taylor's historic commitment to global engagement and excellence," said Dr. Eugene B. Habecker, Taylor's president. "Our continuing goal is that increasing numbers of our students take advantage of the worldwide learning and service opportunities at Taylor that will enhance their college careers and prepare them for the global marketplace after they graduate."

This recognition is the latest national ranking for Taylor, which recently was ranked the number one Midwest University by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth straight year. Taylor was also named the nation's number three Baccalaureate College by Washington Monthly and was recognized by Forbes and the Princeton Review.

According to Steve Mortland, Dean of Enrollment Management, "Taylor's commitment to intentional living and learning encourages students, faculty and staff to experience and explore the world around them. These trips are so much more than tourism, but ways that we expand our understanding of all that God has created. The experiences are not isolated to the person who travels, but are brought back to the campus and shared by the Taylor community as a whole."

Jim Garringer