Top 10 Colleges Where Students Study Abroad


Although studying abroad might not be everyone's cup of tea, many students who choose to take a semester or a year gallivanting around the world often cite their time abroad as one of the highlights of their college experience.

Doing what they do best, U.S. News and World Report recently published a top 10 list of the colleges with the most students who study abroad.

The list below includes the top 10 schools with the highest percentage of 2011 graduating seniors who participated in a study abroad program. 

In fact, two of the colleges on this list (Goucher College in Maryland and Soka University of America in California) actually require that every student spend time abroad before graduation.

The 10 schools on this list had an average of 83% of their 2011 graduates study abroad, compared to the average rate of 23% of college graduates overall (based on data reported by 339 ranked schools in an annual survey by U.S. News).

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