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).

Interested in studying abroad? Start your search with Noodle.org to find the best program that fits your interests, schedule and budget.

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Carolyn Englar

Carolyn Englar is the Community Manager for Noodle Education. She graduated from Emory University with a BA in French and Journalism and recently received her Master's in Global Communications at the American University of Paris. In addition to running Noodle's Noodlings blog, which focuses on issues of education and technology, Carolyn is also a freelance writer for The Vivant, and writes for her own blog Ma Vie en Franglais. Feel free to chat with her on Twitter @cenglar.

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