According to the IIE’s methodology, 61 percent of Wake Forest undergraduates received credit for study abroad in the 2014-2015 academic year, with students spending anywhere from a few weeks to a summer to a full academic year studying in countries around the world. Wake Forest has been in the top 10 for the better part of two decades.
An increasing number of students are crossing the globe to gain practical, international experience that they can apply in their careers and life in a global society. The number of American students participating increased with more than 100,000 more students studying abroad in 2014-15 than in 2004-05. Sixty-three percent of Americans studying abroad in 2014-15 spent eight weeks or less at their destination.
Wake Forest offers more than 400 semester, summer and year-long study abroad programs in 200 cities in more than 70 countries worldwide.
In May of 2014, Wake Forest University pledged to join IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.
About Open Doors
Open Doors is published by the Institute of International Education, an independent not-for-profit organization with a network of 19 offices and affiliates worldwide and over 1,400 member institutions. IIE has conducted an annual statistical survey of the international students in the United States since its founding in 1919 and in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since 1972.
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