More than 43,000 American students pursue degrees abroad, survey finds

More than 43,000 American students are pursuing degrees in other countries, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education. The survey, which IIE says is the first to determine the numbers of students seeking degrees abroad, found that 44 percent are enrolled in master’s programs, 39 percent in undergraduate programs, and 17 percent in doctoral programs. The most popular fields are the humanities, social sciences, and business and management. Britain hosts the most degree-seeking U.S. students.

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education



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  1. Editor on said:

    A new study conducted among nearly 800 human resource managers in the U.S. and Canada and presented by the British Council, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and Ipsos Public Affairs reveals that international education experience is immensely valuable and makes students more attractive to potential employers.

    The Executive Summary can be accessed here: http://www.britishcouncil.org/exec_summary_-_employability_of_american_graduates.pdf

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