CGPS Facts & Figures

CGPS Facts & Figures

The Center for Global Programs & Services is proud to share our latest research and statistics. For more information about any of the information on this page, please contact our office at or (302) 831-2115.

Map showing how many countries UD's international community are from
Infographic that says "$1M+ in UD Study Abroad Scholarships."
Infographic that says "#1 America’s First Study Abroad Program Set off on July 7, 1923."
An Infographic that says "250+ students enrolled in the first-of-its-kind World Scholars Program."
An Infographic that says "96 scholars and professionals in five Department of State Funded programs and $1M+ in grants funding."
An Infographic that says "More than 100 study abroad programs in over 40 countries."
Infographic showing the top 5 countries that send international students to UD

International Student & Scholar Services Research & Reporting

The Center for Global Programs & Services compiles and publishes annual statistical reports on the number of international students and visiting scholars enrolled at and hosted by the University of Delaware. These data sets, provided by the Office of the University Registrar, the English Language Institute, and CGPS, are also reported to the Institute of International Education (IIE) Open Doors Report each year. CGPS programs and services for international students and scholars at the University of Delaware are described in the annual International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Impact Report. 

CGPS also conducts research to better understand the overall experience of international students in an effort to improve services in various university settings. The international student experience report at the University of Delaware synthesizes data from the International Student Barometer (ISB) Survey at UD in 2017-2018. The ISB is considered the most widely-used benchmarking tool for tracking the international student experience globally.

International Student Experience AT UD

Comprehensive ISSS Data

ISSS Impact Report

Ammigan, Ravichandran & Dennis, John & Jones, Elspeth. (2020). The differential impact of learning experiences on international student satisfaction and institutional recommendation. Journal of International Students. 11 (2)

Laws, K., & Ammigan, R. (2020). International Students in the Trump Era: A Narrative View. Journal of International Students, 10(3), xviii-xxii.

Ammigan, R. (2019). Institutional satisfaction and recommendation: What really matters to international students? Journal of International Students, 9(1), 253–272.

Shadowen, N., Williamson, A., Guerra, N., Ammigan, R., & Drexler, M. (2019). Understanding the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among international students: Implications for university support offices. Journal of International Students, 9(1), 130–149.

Ammigan, R., & Jones, E. (2018). Improving the student experience: Learning from a comparative study of international student satisfaction. Journal of Studies in International Education, 22(4), 283-301.

Ammigan, R. & Langton, D (2018). The international student experience in Australia: Implications for administrators and student support staff. International Education Association of Australia (IEAA).

Ammigan, R. & Schreiber, B. (in press). Student mobility in higher education: A mass movement requiring significant involvement from student affairs and services. In Ludeman, R., Schreiber, B., & Wang, H. (Eds.), Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education: Global Foundations, Issues and Best Practices. Paris, France: UNESCO.

Ammigan, R. & Laws, N. (2018). Assessing communications preferences among international students: Strategies for creating optimal engagement. Journal of International Students, 8(3), 1295-1318.

Ammigan, R. & Perez, A. (2017). International student services. In Shin, J. & Teixeira, P. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions (pp. 17-32). Springer. ISBN 978-94-017-8904-2.

Briggs, P., & Ammigan, R. (2017). A collaborative programming and outreach model for international student support offices. Journal of International Students, 7(4), 1080-1095.

Perez-Encinas, A., & Ammigan, R. (2016). Support services at Spanish and US institutions: A driver for international student satisfaction. Journal of International Students, 6(4), 984-998.

Wongtrirat, R., Ammigan, R., & Pérez-Encinas, A. (2015). Building an inclusive community for international students. International Higher Education, (83), 17-18.

Study Abroad Impact Reporting

Guide to Successful Short-Term Programs Abroad, 3rd Ed 2017

Lisa Chieffo and Catherine Spaeth, Editors


Large-scale assessment of student attitudes after a short-term study abroad program

L Chieffo, L Griffiths

Frontiers: The interdisciplinary journal of study abroad 10 (1), 165-177

The impact of short‐term study abroad programs on L2 listening comprehension skills

JH Cubillos, L Chieffo, C Fan

Foreign Language Annals 41 (1), 157-186

What’s a month worth 2003

L Chieffo, L Griffiths

International Educator 12 (4), 26-31

Integrating study abroad into the foreign language curriculum

LP Chieffo, RA Zipser

ADFL bulletin 32 (3), 79-85

The Global Engagement Measurement Scale (GEMS): A New Scale for Assessing the Impact of Education Abroad and Campus Internationalization.  2015

NL Shadowen, LP Chieffo, NG Guerra

Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad 26, 231-247

Short-Term Study Abroad: It Makes a Difference

L Chieffo, L Griffiths

IIE Networker, 28-32

Study abroad and McNair scholars: A partnership for success

M Gleason, L Chieffo, L Griffiths

IIENetworker Magazine: Diversity in International Education

Planning, Budgeting, Implementation   2005

L Chieffo, S Holme Brick, T Roberts, M Steinberg

NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators, Third …

H Lightcap, M Kuczmarski, L Chieffo



How to Stay Healthy While Studying Abroad: Development of an Electronic Magazine for College Students  2016

HM Lightcap, MF Kuczmarski, LP Chieffo

Creative Education 7 (15), 2061

Administrative Processes

L Chiefo, J Johnson

The Guide to Successful Short-Term Programs Abroad, Second Edition, 7-28

LIFE Abroad: A Unique Model for Study Abroad

L Chieffo, L Griffiths

IIE Networker, 49-50



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