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Study abroad participation grows slightly

Posted on November 23, 2015

Grand Valley saw greater participation in numbers of students who study abroad than previous reporting years.

According to the Institute of International Education, Grand Valley was ranked 11th among master’s degree granting institutions in terms of number of study abroad participants, with 753. Grand Valley is ranked third among state institutions, following the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. The data is from the 2013-2014 reporting year.

For the 2012-2013 reporting year, Grand Valley was ranked 10th, with 721 students.

Mark Schaub, chief international officer, said the top three destinations for study abroad participants are the United Kingdom, Spain and Ghana and France tie for third place. 

Grand Valley offers more than 4,000 study abroad programs; click here for more information.