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How many students study abroad each year?
This reflects a growing interest in short-term programs among students, with 60 percent of students studying abroad on programs less than eight weeks in length. Thirty-two percent of students studied abroad for a full semester, down from 5 percent from 2005/06, and less than 3 percent of students studied abroad for an academic or calendar year.
What is the best time of year to study abroad?
Summer term remained the most popular time to study abroad, with 38 percent of students going abroad during the summer in 2015/16. This reflects a growing interest in short-term programs among students, with 60 percent of students studying abroad on programs less than eight weeks in length.
What are the most popular fields of study among students abroad?
Business and Management at 20 percent and Social Sciences at 17 percent are the other popular major fields of study represented among students who study abroad. Over the past ten years, the diversity of students studying abroad has increased.
Are study abroad students becoming more diverse?
The profile of study abroad students continues to become more racially and ethnically diverse, though is still a long way from reflecting the diversity of enrollment in U.S. higher education, which is about 42 percent nonwhite. About 29.2 percent of students who studied abroad in 2016-17 were nonwhite, compared to 18.1 percent a decade earlier.