INFOGRAPHIC: Who Is Studying Abroad?
Who Is Studying Abroad Nationally?
Nationally, what does the typical study abroad student look like? The prototypical student going abroad is white, female, a junior, going to Europe, going for a summer, and a social sciences student. Check out this nifty infographic designed by the folks at Rate My Study Abroad based on national study abroad data.
Who Is Studying Abroad at UC Merced?
At UC Merced, study abroad is going through a period of rapid growth. But what does the average UC Merced study abroad student look like?
- Ethnicity? While there is no majority population, whites still make up the largest group of participants.
- Gender? Females still make up the majority of students but the ratio is a little more even here.
- Class-standing? Juniors still dominate study abroad at UC Merced.
- Destination? Europe still dominates as the destination of choice but Asia is growing too.
- Term abroad? A semester abroad is far more common at UC Merced perhaps because of more favorable financial aid or because of opportunities.
- Major? Just as the data show nationally social sciences is the dominant field at UC Merced but physical and life sciences come in second here.
While UC Merced still follows many national study abroad trends you can view UC Merced's participation statistics here.