Kudos to our Secretary of State, who gave a very impressive commencement address at NYU highlighting the importance of international exchange.
During the 2006/07 academic year, 241,791 U.S. students studied abroad for credit. The number of Americans studying abroad has increased by almost 150% over the past decade and shows no signs of slowing down. Historically, the vast majority of these students have studied in Western Europe, a trend that has remained constant in recent years. Last year, 58.3% of U.S. students abroad elected to study in Europe. The most popular destinations last year were, once again, the eternal favorites among American students: the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and France. Read more