From the Register-Mail:
Even though the economy is forcing families to cut back, local colleges say the current climate isnâ€™t dramatically affecting the number of students sent abroad.
Knox and Monmouth colleges, which both belong to the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and other groups which host off-campus study programs, send a few dozen students overseas each year. Both have selective admissions processes for the programs.
Students who study abroad through college-approved programs receive all the financial aid they would receive if they attended their home schools, often making it easier for students to study abroad.