As part of Chancellor Michael Aiken's emphasis on a heightened international focus for the campus, International Programs and Studies has begun to implement efforts to increase awareness of their resources. The staff of the Study Abroad Office is stepping up its visibility and is working with departments and faculty members, providing materials and posters, announcing group meetings and visiting classes. "There is no question that the life-changing experience of a semester or year abroad and the development of an essential international perspective and sense of history and geography so lacking in our undergraduates are among the very tangible benefits of a sojourn overseas," said Roger E. Kanet, director of International Programs and Studies. "It has become clear to me that many students on this campus do not know about these opportunities." Kanet said about 650 students studied abroad in 1993-94 through the auspices of the campuswide Study Abroad Office, and approximately 150 more through group programs in the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Fine and Applied Arts. The objective is to double that in the next five years. As part of the Chancellor's Academic Plan for the Year 2000, a target has been established to send 1,000 students abroad by August 1995, and 1,500 by the year 2000, Kanet said. Meanwhile, at the request of many departmental advisers, a database of courses taken abroad between Fall '91 and Fall '93 and their equivalencies toward LAS graduation requirements as evaluated by both departments and the college has just been completed, Kanet said. This will be an ongoing project that should be most helpful to departmental advisers working with pre-departure course approvals. The discs with this database were recently sent to departments.