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Who's studying abroad?

According to the Institute of International Education, the number of U.S. students studying abroad has almost doubled over the past decade.

According to recent studies:

  • More than one third who study abroad do so during their third year of college.
  • 63.5% of U.S students who study abroad are female.
  • 78.7% of the students are white. 4.7% identify as Black/African-American; 6.4% as Hispanic/Latino; and 7.9% as Asian/Pacific Islander.
  • The top fields of study chosen by students are Social Sciences (22.3%) and Business & Management (20.8%).
  • Europe is the top destination, with 53.5% of students studying there, followed by Latin America and Asia.

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-Edward L. Hutton, IU Alumnus and Benefactor