John Jensen talks about some of the photos that hang on the wall in the travel abroad office at Ball State University. These are just a few of the pictures that have been sent by students who have gone through the program. / Kurt Hostetler / The Star Press
John Jensen talks about some of the photos that hang on the wall in the travel abroad office at Ball State University. These are just a few of the pictures that have been sent by students who have gone through the program. / Kurt Hostetler / The Star Press
MUNCIE — International student enrollment at Ball State University has been shooting up since Jo Ann Gora became president in 2004, but the number of BSU students studying abroad at the university’s London, Australia and CostaRica centers has dropped during that time.

The reason for the decline?

“There are a lot of reasons, but foremost is escalating cost,” says John Jensen, director of study abroad at the school.

The cost to attend the London Center catapulted from $14,500 in the fall of 2009 to $21,215 this fall, and the cost to attend the Australia Center jumped from $12,500 in the fall of 2009 to $15,265 this fall.
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