UW-Madison ranks No. 9 in study abroad involvement

UW-Madison students consider opportunities at a campus-wide study abroad fair.

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A Monday report ranked UW-Madison No. 9 among U.S. colleges and universities based on the number of students who take advantage of study abroad programs.

The 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange measures the globalization of U.S. education over time. This marks the eighth consecutive year UW-Madison has placed in the report’s Top 10 for the number of students studying abroad, according to a university news release.

The report shows UW-Madison students studied in 82 countries across six continents during the 2012-’13 academic year.

UW-Madison hosted the 22nd largest total of international students amid U.S. colleges and universities, with most coming from Southeast Asian countries, according to the report.

Director of International Academic Programs Dan Gold addressed the significance of UW-Madison’s standings in the Open Doors Report.

"These rankings speak to the importance we at UW-Madison place on the role of international experiences in student development," Gold said in the release.

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