Brittany Collins | Nov. 13, 2013 | Notre Dame News
The University of Notre Dame ranks fifth nationwide in percentage of undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs among U.S. doctoral/research institutions, according to the Open Doors report released Monday (Nov. 11) by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The report focused on study abroad activity during the fall 2011 and spring and summer 2012 semesters. The IIE reports a 65.9 percent participation rate at Notre Dame, a 6.2 percentage point increase over the 2012 results. Notre Dame jumped four spots from last year’s ninth place ranking.
Among doctoral/research institutions, the University also ranks 15th in the nation for the number of students participating in long-term (full academic year) study abroad programs and 18th for the number of students participating in mid-length (semester) programs. These rankings are calculated by the size of institution, with New York University coming in first with 388 students in long-term programs and 2,039 students in mid-length programs. Notre Dame reported 75 students and 738 students, respectively.