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

 

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2011-2012 2012-2013 2015-2016
  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 Number of Students Average Number of Months
Afghanistan 1 12 1 12  1 10    
Argentina 2 24 1 24  3 23 5 22 5 24
Armenia 1 24
Australia 1 24 2 24 2 24
Austria     1  6 2 8
Benin 1 3
Bolivia 1 24        
Brazil 7 24 8 27 9 24  8 24 3 23
Cameroon      1  3
Canada 5 25 4 20 2 107  6  25 3 22
Chile 1 22 2 45 8 20  2 13 3 44
China 2 129 1 360      2 123
Columbia 2 22
Czech Republic 1 22
Dominican Republic 1 24  2 20  1 24
Ecuador 1 24      2  24
England  3 21  2  21 2 24
Estonia         1 18
Fiji 1 22
France 1 18 2 21  4  14
Germany 2 36 4  25  3  13 4 18
Ghana 2 14 1 24 3 10
Guatemala 1 24 1 24 2 23 3 23 2 12
Honduras 3 23 4 23 1 24     2 24
India     1 24
Iran 1 504
Italy 1 22 2 13     2 23
Japan 2 28 1 21  3  40  2  30 3 9
Kenya 1 19
Malaysia 1 24 1 23
Marshall Islands 1 23 1 24
Mexico 5 39 6 44  4 21  5  14 8 17
Micronesia 1 3
New Zealand 1 24
Nicaragua 1 22      1  24
Paraguay 1 24 1 24        
Peru 5 16 1 3  3 17  5 16 2 14
Philippines 1 21      1 24 4 23
Poland  1 21     1 29
Portugal 1 24  2 22     2 24
Russia
2 22  1 24     2 24
Russian Federation         1 22
Serbia & Montenegro 1 4
South Africa 1 24 1 18 1 24
South Korea 1 6 1 20        
Spain 1 18 3 23 1  24 2 48 3 9
Swaziland 1 6
Sweden  1  22    
Switzerland 1 6  1  2  2  8
Taiwan 2 21 1 6     3 23
Tanzania 1 4
Thailand 1 5  2  15  1  23
Togo 1 6
Turkey 1 48
Uganda 1 3 2 3
Ukraine        
United Kingdom
 2  4    
Uruguay  2  22    

    

 

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

  

  2013-14 2014-15 2011-12 2012-13 2015-16
  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) Number of Students Average Fluency (5=High)
Armenian 1 4.0
ASL 2 3.0 2 2.5 2 2.0 1 4.0
Cambodian 1 4.0
Cantonese         3 4.3
Cebuano 1 4.0    
Chinese 1 5.0 1 5.0     2 3.5
French 3 2.0 2 1.5 8 2.4 4 4.5 4 2.0
German 3 3.3 3 3.3 3 3.0 3 3.7
Hatian Creole 1 5.0 1 5.0 1 5.0
Hindi         1 4.0
Ilonggo 1 4.0    
Indonesian 1 3.0
Italian 2 2.0 1 3.0     2 4.0
Japanese 1 4.0 4 2.8 1 3.0 1 3.0
Korean 2 2.0 1 4.0     1 2.0
Malay 1 5.0 1 5.0
Mandarin 2 3.0     4 3.3
Marshalese 1 3.0 1 4.0
Mayan 1 5.0
Polish         1 2.0
Portuguese 7 4.3 9 4.9 11 4.5 9 4.3 5 3.6
Russian 2 4.5 1 5.0     3 4.0
Spanish 40 3.8 46 3.3 49 3.2 55 3.6 47 3.6
Swahili 1 2.0
Swedish 1 5.0    
Tagalog 1 2.0 1 5.0     1 3.0 4 3.5
Thai  2 2.0  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