More students at UW-Madison study abroad than any other public university

More students at UW-Madison study abroad than any other public university

University of Wisconsin-Madison was ranked among the best universities for study abroad participation among public universities Monday in an Open Doors Report.

UW-Madison moved up two positions from last year and was ranked No.14 among all universities in the U.S. for total students studying abroad. The UW was also ranked No. 1 for semester-long study abroad participation.

The amount of students who study abroad increased 4 percent from the last academic year, with over 2,240 students studying in another country during the 2015-16 academic year.

“Such high participation in semester and yearlong programs is a unique hallmark of UW-Madison,” Dan Gold, director of International Academic Programs, the university’s largest study abroad office, said in a press release. “This is a very positive indicator that our students and faculty see the benefits of participating in longer study abroad experiences.”

The number of international students on campus has also increased by 5 percent from the previous academic year, with over 6,760 students.

The report was conducted by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, according to the university.

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