Promote Student Diversity and Exposure to Global Issues

Many SOA students have had the opportunity of living abroad and experiencing different cultures and learning foreign languages. The following tables reflect the many countries and languages represented.

Number of students who have lived in a foreign country

 

  2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
  Number of Students Average Number of Months Number of Students Average Number of Months  Number of Students  Average Number of Months Number of Students Average Number of Months
Afghanistan 1 10      1 10    
Andorra                
Argentina 2 24 3 24  3 23 5 22
Armenia 1 24
Australia 1 24     1 24 2 24
Austria             1  6
Barbados     1 6        
Belarus 1 10            
Belgium 1 6            
Benin 1 3
Bermuda                
Bonaire                
Bolivia 1 24            
Brazil 7 19  6  24 9 24  8 24
Cameroon 1 11          1  3
Canada 2 14  6  14 2 107  6  25
Chad                
Chile  2  24  3  17 8 20  2 13
China  1  22  2  150      2 123
Costa Rica  1  22            
Denmark  1  22            
Dominican Republic  2  15  2  24  2 20  1 24
Ecuador              2  24
El Salvador 1 22            
England  3  18 3 16  3 21  2  21
Estonia                
France 5 21 1 6 2 21  4  14
Germany 1 18 1 24 4  25  3  13
Ghana 1 24
Greece     1 3        
Great Britain                
Guam                
Guatemala     2 24 2 23 3 23
Honduras 1 22 1 24 1 24    
Hungary 1 15            
India             1 24
Iran 1 504
Iraq      3  12        
Ireland                
Italy 1 24 3 15 2 13    
Japan 3 28      3  40  2  30
Korea, Democratic People 1 6            
Madagascar 1 19            
Malaysia 1 23
Mariana Island                
Marshall Islands 1 23
Mauritania                
Mexico 6 18  4  26  4 21  5  14
Micronesia 1 3
Mongolia 1 4            
Netherlands Antilles     1 24        
Nicaragua              1  24
Norway                
Panama                
Paraguay  2  22            
Peru 6 17 2 23  3 17  5 16
Philippines  6  20          1 24
Poland     1 22  1 21    
Portugal          2 22    
Russia
2 16  3  23  1 24    
Russian Federation 1 3            
Saint Vincent Island     1 10        
Saudi Arabia                
South Korea                
Spain 1 24 1 23 1  24 2 48
Sweden 1 5      1  22    
Switzerland          1  2  2  8
Taiwan  1  22 1 22     3 23
Thailand  2  162  1  4  2  15  1  23
Togo 1 6
Tonga                
Trinidad and Tobago     1 6        
Turkey 1 48
Uganda 2 3
Ukraine 1 24 1 21        
United Kingdom
         2  4    
Uruguay          2  22    
Vanuatu 1 23            
Venezuela 2 20            
Vietnam 1 372            
Western Sahara                
Western Samoa                

    

  2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
  Number of Students Average Number of Months  Number of Students  Average Number of Months Number of Students Average Number of Months Number of Students Average Number of Months
Andorra     1 3 x  x
Argentina     1 24    
Australia 2 10 1 23    
Austria     1 6    
Belgium      3  7    
Bermuda     1 6    
Bonaire     1 7    
Bolivia            
Brazil 6 23 5 16    
Canada 1 24 2 168    
Chad     1 8    
Chile      2  19    
China      1  12    
Costa Rica     2 22    
Denmark 1 22 1 21    
Dominican Republic     2 22    
Ecuador            
England 1 24 3 7    
Estonia 1 22        
France 1 16 1 48    
Germany 3 18 4 27    
Great Britain 1 21        
Guam 1 6        
Guatemala 1 26 3 63    
India     1 168    
Iraq     1 12    
Ireland      1  24    
Italy 1 22 3 3    
Japan            
Korea, Democratic People      2  6    
Mariana Island 1 18        
Mauritania     1 6    
Mexico      3  109    
Netherland Antilles 1 6        
Nicaragua            
Norway     1 21    
Panama 1 24        
Paraguay 2 23        
Peru 3 133 1 18    
Philippines 2 12 3 24    
Portugal 1 21 1 22    
Russian Federation      4  23    
Saudi Arabia            
South Korea            
Spain 2 23 3 16    
Switzerland            
Taiwan 1 24        
Thailand            
Tonga 1 18        
Ukraine 1 204 2 22    
United Kingdom
     2  3    
Uruguay            
Venezuela      1  12    
Western Sahara     1 2    
Western Samoa     1 21    

 

Number of students fluent in a foreign language (by language)

  

  2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
  Number of Students Average Fluency (5=High) Number of Students Average Fluency (5=High) Number of Students Average Fluency (5=High) Number of Students Average Fluency (5=High)
Armenian 1 4.0
ASL 2 2.0 4 1.8 2 2.0
Bislama 1 5.0            
Cambodian 1 4.0
Cantonese                
Cebuano  1  4.0     1 4.0    
Chinese  2  3.0 2  5.0     2 3.5
Chuukese                
Danish  1  4.0            
Dutch     1 5.0        
Estonia                
French  7 2.9 3 1.0 8 2.4 4 4.5
German  5 1.8  2 3.5 3 3.3 3 3.0
Guarani                
Gujarati                
Hatian Creole 1 5.0 1 5.0
Hindi                
Ilonggo  1  4.0     1 4.0    
Indonesian 1 3.0
Italian 1  3.0  3  4.3 1 3.0    
Japanese  1  3.0     4 2.8 1 3.0
Korean             1 2.0
Malay 1 5.0
Mandarin 1 4.0 2  3.0     4 3.3
Marshalese 1 3.0
Mayan 1 5.0
Norwegian                
Palaun                
Papiamento                
Pohnpeian                
Polish     1 4.0        
Portuguese  6  3.7  7  4.1 11 4.5 9 4.3
Quechua     1 2.0        
Russian  4  4.0 4 4.0 1 5.0    
Samoan                
Spanish  48  3.3  32  3.4 49 3.2 55 3.6
Swedish         1 5.0    
Tagalog  4  4.3         1 3.0
Thai      1  1.0  2 2.0  1  3.0
Ukrainian                
Vietnamese                

 

  2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 2008-09
  Number of Students Average Fluency (5=High) Number of Students Average Fluency (5=High) Number of Students Average Fluency (5=High) Number of Students Average Fluency (5=High)
ASL 2 3.5 1  1.0 x x
Cantonese            
Cebuano     1 3.0    
Chinese     3 4.0    
Chuukeese 1 1.0        
Danish 1 4.0  3 2.7    
Estonia 1 5.0        
French 7 2.0  7 2.2    
German 2 4.5  8 2.6    
Guarani 2 1.5        
Gujarati      2  3.5    
Hindi     2 3.0    
Illonggo     2 4.5    
Italian 3 2.7  1 2.0    
Japanese 1 1.0  1 5.0    
Korean 1 5.0  1  5.0    
Kosnaen 1 1.0        
Mandarin 1 4.0        
Norweigan     1 5.0    
Palaun 1 1.0        
Papiamento 1 5.0  1  3.0    
Pohnpeian 1 1.0        
Portugese 7 4.6  7  3.8    
Russian 1 5.0 7 3.0    
Samoan     1 5.0    
Spanish 39 3.0  51 2.8    
Swedish     1 3.0    
Tagalog 1 5.0  1  2.5    
Thai            
Ukrainian 1 5.0        
Vietnamese 1 3.0  1 3.0    

 

 

Number of reported out-of-state internships and international internships

  2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Total Internships 54 61 70 44 33 30 47 26 68 xx  
Instate Internships 52 57 59 40 29 29 35  19 48    
Out-of-state Internships 2 4 11 2 0 1 5  3 8    
International Internships 0 0 0 2 2 0 7  4  12