Women Are Nearly Two Thirds of All U.S. College Students Who Study Abroad

iie-logoAccording to the Institute of International Education’s latest annual Open Doors report, that provides detailed information on foreign students who come to U.S. colleges and universities and U.S. students who study abroad, women make up a large percentage of U.S. students who choose to study abroad.

The data shows that during the 2012-13 academic year, 289,408 American students went abroad to engage in academic pursuits at foreign colleges and universities. Of 289,408 American students who studied abroad, 65.3 percent were women. This is the third straight year that the percentage of women among all U.S. study abroad students has increased. It is the highest percentage since the 2005-06 academic year.

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