W&L Ranks 17th For Study Abroad

globeThe annual Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange released by the Institute of International Education shows that Washington and Lee ranks 17th among baccalaureate institutions for the percentage of its students who study abroad. The data show that W&L had 323 students who studied abroad during the 2006-07 academic year, which translates into an estimated 75.6 percent of W&L undergraduates who have study abroad experiences of some sort. Austin College of Texas is No. 1 in the category. In a ranking of the total number of students who studied abroad in 2006-07, W&L ranked 24th in the baccalaureate category which was led by Calvin College of Michigan. W&L was also listed No. 17 for the number of students participating in short-term duration programs, which are defined as programs that take place during the summer, January term, or are for eight weeks or less during the academic year. Information on study abroad programs at Washington and Lee is found on the Center of International Education’s Web site.

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