December 6, 1996
Study-Abroad Programs for Americans Had Boom Year in 1994-95
Efforts to get more Americans to study abroad seem to be paying off. A total of 84,400 U.S. students went abroad in 1994-95, a record number and an increase of 10.6 per cent over 1993-94, according to a survey by the Institute of International Education. The total was almost twice that of nine years earlier, when 48,500 students went abroad.
The overwhelming majority -- 86 per cent -- were white, and 62 per cent were female. (Nationwide, 75.4 per cent of college students are white and