Notre Dame moves up to No. 3 in the nation for study abroad participation

Author: Joya Helmuth

Dakar Feature PhotoNotre Dame students in Dakar, Senegal.

The Institute for International Education ranked the University of Notre Dame third among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad during the academic year 2015-16. This represents an increase from the University’s ranking of #4 last year in the annual Open Doors report.

Notre Dame International’s study abroad office manages over 50 semester study abroad programs in 25 countries around the world. The Open Doors report compares the number of students studying abroad to the number of degrees conferred in a given year in estimating study abroad participation. Using this measure, an estimated 75.2% of the graduating class participated in study abroad in 2015-16.

​"These results reflect not only the University’s commitment to international education, but our students’ strong desire to learn beyond the U.S. border and experience other cultures as an integral part of their Notre Dame education," said Dr. Warren von Eschenbach, associate vice president and assistant provost for internationalization. “With three out of every four students now studying abroad at some point during their undergraduate career, we are advancing our goal of educating future leaders prepared to address the needs and opportunities of a global world.”

Open Doors is conducted by the Institute of International Education with the support of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. More information can be found online.

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