Where are U.S. students studying abroad?

Dec. 19, 2017
More U.S. college students are enrolled in school in the United Kingdom than any other international destination.

In 2015-16, a total of 325,339 U.S. college students studied abroad for academic credit, according to the International Institute of Education's annual Open Doors report.

That represents an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous year's 313,415. More than half of Americans studying abroad were enrolled at institutions in Europe, and about one-fourth of them were studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The most popular nation for U.S. students abroad was the United Kingdom—39,140 students traveled there to pursue their education.

Here are the 10 most popular destinations in 2015-16 for U.S. students abroad.

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Mike Kennedy, senior editor, has written for AS&U on a wide range of educational issues since 1999.

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