Ireland a Top 10 Destination for US students

By Aoileann Ní Bhroin

Posted: 13 November, 2017

Ireland is one of the Top 10 destinations for US Study Abroad Students according to the 2017 Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange.  3% of US students who studied abroad in 2015-16 came to Ireland more than Japan and the same as Australia and Costa Rica.   At 12%, the UK admitted the largest number of students from the USA.

The report comments “325,339 American students received academic credit last year at the home campus for study abroad in 2015/2016, an increase of four percent from the previous year. Study abroad by American students has more than tripled in the past two decades; however, the rate of growth had slowed following the financial crisis in 2008. The population of U.S. students studying abroad continues to diversify, with greater inclusion of underrepresented students. U.S. higher education is increasingly focused on preparing U.S. students to secure jobs after graduation in order to advance their careers, as well as preparing them to thrive in the multicultural global marketplace. Studies have shown that studying abroad helps students develop the skills needed to succeed in today’s interconnected world.”

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