August 10, 2018

Susquehanna University is ranked No. 16 among The Princeton Review’s Top 20 Most Popular Study Abroad Programs in the nation.

The Princeton Review’s 2019 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges” guidebook recognizes Susquehanna’s Global Opportunities (GO) program in which students study off campus in a culture different from their own, for at least two weeks or as long as a semester.

Susquehanna was among the first in the nation to require every student to have a meaningful cross-cultural experience, followed by scholarly reflection. In a time of geopolitical and economic complexity, cultural competency in the workplace is an essential skill.

The popularity of Susquehanna’s study abroad opportunities is the latest recognition of the university’s growing reputation in international education. Since 2013, the university has been recognized by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, The Christian Science Monitor, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Institute for International Education, which honored Susquehanna with the prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus.

In addition to being named as one of “The Best 384 Colleges,” Susquehanna is also recognized as one of the “Best Northeastern Schools.”

The Princeton Review’s rankings list the top 20 colleges in 62 categories, from study abroad, academics and financial aid to student political leanings, housing and food.

“We picked the 384 ‘best’ colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics; we highly recommend each one,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and the book’s lead author. “However, we know applicants need far more than an academic rating or ranking to find the college that will be best for them. We created our 62 ranking lists to help narrow that search. They are based entirely on data we gather beyond academics that gives insight into what the schools’ enrolled students say about their professors, administrators, school services, campus culture, and student life. In the end, it’s all about the fit.”