Women Make Up a Large Percentage of U.S. Students Who Study Abroad

The Institute of International Education reports that 270,604 students from the United States spent some portion of the 2009-10 academic year studying abroad. Of all students who went abroad, 63.5 percent were women.

The percentage of all study abroad students who were women in the 2009-10 academic year was actually the lowest level in this decade. The highest percentage was in the 2003-04 academic year when 65.6 percent of all study abroad students were women.

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