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Notre Dame ranked #4 in the nation for study abroad participation in 2016 Open Doors report

Author: Joya Helmuth

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The Institute for International Education ranked the University of Notre Dame fourth among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad during the academic year 2014-15. This represents a significant increase from the University’s ranking of #10 last year in the annual Open Doors report.

Notre Dame granted 2,028 degrees in 2015. Of those graduates, 1,302 studied abroad, equivalent to 64.2% participation. Notre Dame International’s study abroad office manages over 50 semester study abroad programs in 26 countries around the world.

“More important than the numbers is what this data represent: that more than six in ten students are studying abroad at some point in their undergraduate career at Notre Dame,” said Michael Pippenger, vice president and associate provost for internationalization. “Study abroad experiences contribute to students becoming global citizens, enhancing their intellectual work, and enriching our community when they return to campus.”

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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