From the Register-Mail:
Even though the economy is forcing families to cut back, local colleges say the current climate isn’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.