- Only a very small percentage of US college or university students have had some type of academic international experience by the time they graduate.
- 270,604 U.S. college or university students studied abroad in 2009-10. This represents a 3.9% increase over the numbers for the previous year. The number of students studying abroad has nearly doubled in the last decade!
- The top ten destinations for study abroad in 2009-10 were: United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France, China, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, and Costa Rica.
- 56.6% studied abroad for less than one semester, 39.4% for a single semester, and 3.9 % for more than one semester.
- 63.5 % of the students abroad were female and 36.5% were male.
Data taken from IIE Open Doors report, 2011