|97%||of study abroad students found employment within 12 months of graduation, when only 49% of college graduates found employment in the same period. That means they were twice as likely to find a job.|
|84%||of study abroad alumni felt their studies abroad helped them build valuable skills for the job market.|
|80%||of study abroad students reported that study abroad allowed them to better adapt better to diverse work environments.|
|100%||greater improvement in GPA post-study abroad. Student GPAs tend to rise as they approach the completion of their undergraduate degree. Students who studied abroad saw their GPAs rise twice as quickly as a result of going abroad compared to students who stayed in town according to a Georgia study.|
- Georgetown- Georgetown University students can travel overseas to one of the University’s two properties in either Turkey or Italy. These are living-learning communities where students take Georgetown courses abroad. Both locations have an on-site staff who support the students and plan excursions. Students take courses from visiting faculty, and different courses are offered each year. Georgetown also has a satellite campus located in Doha, Qatar.
- University of Chicago- Known as the University of Chicago’s research and teaching arm in Europe, the Center in Paris forms an intellectual community of faculty and students representing traditional, strong ties to European thought and culture. Courses offered at the Center cover the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and physical sciences. Over 200 undergraduates study at the Center each year, making the Center in Paris an integral part of a University of Chicago education.
- Boston University- Boston University offers expansive study abroad programs in more than 30 cities on six continents. Students travel to study language, liberal arts, fine arts, science, business, engineering, and more. For students who are looking for a smaller, more intimate experience, BU offers 14 programs that are only open to BU students. Among these programs, students may travel to Quito, Paris, London, and Sydney to pursue a broad variety of courses and focus.
- University of Dallas- Escape from the city and spend a semester at the University of Dallas’ twelve-acre campus nestled in the beautiful foothills of southeast Rome. Located where ancient Rome got its start and where Romans and popes take their summer rest, students can meander through the five acres of vineyards that are a part of this breathtaking campus. While in Rome, students take courses designed to maximize their understanding of the roots and development of European civilization. Students will take two substantial trips during their semester, one to Greece and the other through Northern Italy; they also visit many archaeological sites and museums while in Rome.
- Elon University- Travel to Florence, London, or San Jose (Costa Rica), and study in one of Elon University’s Elon Centers abroad. When studying at an Elon Center, students have the support other Elon students as well as an Elon faculty member. Students who study in Costa Rica have the opportunity to take four overnight excursions to the fascinating Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, Playa Tamarindo, and Panama. They also may participate in an internship or service experience.
- Wake Forest University- Spend a semester living at Casa Artom, a historic site once home to the American Embassy, located along the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. A Wake Forest University resident professor teaches and oversees the program. Students will attend the Venice Film Festival, Carnevale, and other festivals, as well as travel to locations around Italy during this amazing semester abroad. Course offerings are in English, as well as an Italian. Not only will Wake Forest Venice participants come away with a broader knowledge of art, history, and literature, they will have a greater understanding of Italian culture and one of the most famous and historically significant cities in the world.
- University of Washington- The University of Washington offers students hundreds of study abroad opportunities. Students are looking for a small group working closely with a faculty member, the UW Faculty-led Study Abroad has many rewarding opportunities. Study architecture in Rome, art in Spain, literature in France, or Spanish in Peru, all while working closely and traveling with a trusted university faculty member. Notably, each program is specially designed by the leading faculty member and is open to students from any of the three University of Washington campuses.
Sources: What Statistics Show about Study Abroad Students