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Belyavina, R., Li, J. & Bhandari, R. New Frontiers: U.S. Students Pursuing Degrees Abroad - A 2-year analysis of key destinations and fields of study. IIE. New York, 2013. Pages: 22.
The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Center for Academic Mobility Research issued a new report presenting findings from a 2-year analysis of key destinations and fields of study. According to this report, over 46 500 U.S. students are enrolled overseas in degree-seeking programmes. About 84% of those students pursue bachelor or master’s degrees, while 16% are enrolled in doctorate degrees. The most popular fields of study for U.S. students looking for a degree abroad are humanities, social sciences and physical sciences. The report is complementary to the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, as the students covered by the 2-year analysis report do not include the number of US students who receive academic credit for study abroad. Together, the two studies offer a good overview of outbound postsecondary mobility in the United States.