Florida State jumps into Top 20 in ranking of university study abroad programs

Florida State University has jumped from No. 23 to 20 in the national ranking of institutions sending students abroad. The new rankings were recently released by the Institute of International Education and assess the 2011-12 calendar year.

The ranking considers how many enrolled students studied abroad that year.

International Programs at FSU offers more than 50 diverse study abroad programs in 20 locations around the world.

The Institute of International Education, together with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, released the latest ranking in its 2013 Open Doors report. Other interesting national findings include:

  • The number of Americans receiving credit for study abroad in 2011-12 increased by 3 percent to a total of 283,332.
  • Study abroad by American students has more than tripled over the past two decades, from only about 71,000 students in 1991-92.
  • The Top 5 destination countries were the UK, Italy, Spain, France and China.

Learn more about Florida State’s International Programs online.