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By Kent Larsen

Study Says BYU Largest In Study Abroad

WASHINGTON, DC -- A new study released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the US State Department shows that LDS Church-owned BYU sends more students on its study abroad programs than any other US college or university. The study, which covers 1998-99, said BYU sent 1,862 students overseas, nearly 300 more than #2 Michigan State University.

The study, called the "Open Doors" report, is published annually. The current issue shows that participation in study abroad programs in the US is growing rapidly. Participation in the US increased by 14% over the previous year, to 129,770 students nationwide.

But the study also shows that more students are participating in shorter programs, those that last less than eight weeks. The proportion of students in shorter programs grew from 28% of the total to 46% of the total.


More studying abroad, but for less time
USA Today pg7D 13Nov00 D3


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