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

open-doors-report-on-international-educational-exchange-13According 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 2013-14 academic year, 304,467 American students went abroad to engage in academic pursuits at foreign colleges and universities. Of 304,467 American students who studied abroad, 65.3 percent were women. This was exactly the same percentage as a year ago after three straight years where the percentage of women among all U.S. study abroad students increased. It is the highest percentage of women since the 2005-06 academic year.

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