Indiana University Bloomington ranks 5th nationwide among more than 1,000 U.S. universities in overall number of students studying abroad, according to the latest Open Doors report released by the Institute of International Education. This is IUB’s highest ranking although it has consistently ranked each year in the top 20 for more than two decades for the total number of students going abroad.
According to Kathleen Sideli, Associate Vice President for Overseas Study at Indiana University, the Open Doors figures only partially account for the full profile of IUB student mobility since the published total of 3,244 includes only U.S. students earning credit abroad. 298 IUB international students also pursued study outside the U.S. on IU programs in 2018-19. And an additional 367 U.S. and international students took part in non-credit educational programs which included volunteer service, internships and research.
IU is strongly ranked nationally across two duration periods -- #3 for semester students, #14 for summer/short-term programs -- which indicates a balanced distribution of students across programs of different lengths while the national trend has students participating in shorter programs.
The Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States, has conducted an annual statistical survey of campuses regarding international students in the United States since 1919, and with support from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s.
IU News Release is available at https://news.iu.edu/stories/2020/12/iu/releases/07-bloomington-ranks-5th-nationally-study-abroad.html.
The Open Doors 2020 report is available at www.iie.org/opendoors.
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