- New Paltz students receive more Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships than those at any other public institution in New York. Since 2009, more than 60 students have received more than $200,000 in scholarships to study abroad.
- In addition, New Paltz students and alumni have recently received several other prestigious scholarships for international study, including Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grants, the Boren Scholarship, the Freeman-ASIA Scholarship, and the Bridging-Japan Scholarship.
- New Paltz students who study abroad complete their degree requirements faster than students who don’t.
- Twenty percent of New Paltz students graduated with credit-bearing study abroad experience in 2014, exceeding the national average of 9.5 percent. The College intends to increase participation to 30 percent by 2020 as part of the Generation Study Abroad initiative.
- Several students who studied abroad have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships. Many others have attended prestigious graduate programs or secured positions in government, higher education, and corporations.