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St. Olaf ranks No. 1 in study abroad for seventh straight year

StudyAbroad450x300St. Olaf College sent more students to study abroad during the 2013–14 academic year than any other baccalaureate institution in the nation, according to the Open Doors 2015 Report on International Educational Exchange.

This marks the seventh straight year the college has ranked first among its peers in the total number of students studying abroad.

St. Olaf currently offers study-abroad programs in nearly 50 countries, including 65 semester or year-long programs and nearly 25 off-campus courses during Interim. Faculty-led semester programs include Global Semester, Mediterranean Semester, and Environmental Science in Australia.

According to the Open Doors report, St. Olaf also ranked first in short-term study abroad numbers for baccalaureate institutions.

Open Doors is the comprehensive information resource on international students in the United States and on the more than 200,000 U.S. students who study abroad as part of their academic experience. The Institute of International Education publishes the Open Doors report annually with funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.