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DECEMBER 2016

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

Hikers,” by college students Jackie Bannon

and Carolyn Webber, published at the

Backpacker

magazine website in October.

Bannon and Webber reviewed hun-

dreds of schools and rated them on a five-

point scale based on three main criteria:

proximity to mountains, trails, rivers and

other outdoor recreational opportunities;

culture, evaluated by number of outdoor

clubs and participation; and quality

and diversity of academics for outdoor-

related careers. The No. 1 spot went to

University of Alaska Fairbanks.

If you have the urge to travel, Princ-

eton Review’s 2016 college rankings

include “The 20 Most Popular Study

Abroad Programs.” These rankings are

generally student-input based, and

this one is the result of asking 143,000