Education: Global Campus

They may never see their alma mater, and her football games come out of the radio. But last week more than 13,000 University of Maryland undergraduates began a new semester as eagerly as if they were back in College Park. Their campus is global, stretching from frigid Thule in Greenland to burning Dhahran on the Persian Gulf. Stationed at U.S. bases around the world, the students are members of Maryland's booming Overseas Program for American servicemen. Just ten years old, the program may be having as much impact on U.S. education as the invention of the junior college.

It started with Maryland's...

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