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Loyola’s study abroad programs ranked No. 2 in nation among master’s institutions

| By Stephanie Weaver
Students in Interlaken Switzerland
Juniors Luke Haus, Caitlin Sullivan, Abigail Vitalano, Marco DiGrado, Joey Dwyer, Sarah Georges Emma Jansen enjoying spring break in Interlaken Switzerland. Photo credit: Marco DiGrado

Loyola University Maryland is ranked No. 2 in the nation among master’s institutions that had the most students who studied abroad in mid-length programs for the 2013-14 academic year.

The ranking is part of the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, which is published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States.

More than 60 percent of Loyola students participate in Loyola’s various study abroad opportunities. Loyola sponsors 19 study abroad programs, participates in nine exchange programs on five different continents, offers four summer programs, and various study tours.

The report also ranked Loyola No. 6 among master’s institutions for undergraduate participation in study abroad of any length, and No. 5 among master’s institutions that have the most students who study abroad in long-term programs.

“Loyola has built its reputation as a university with numerous study abroad programs that offer invaluable experiences to our students,” said Andre Colombat, Ph.D., dean of international programs. “Not only do many of our students choose to study abroad because of the strength of our study abroad offerings, but often prospective students choose Loyola because of the diversity and richness of our study abroad options.”

Previously, IIE ranked Loyola No. 1 among master’s institutions that had the most students who studied abroad in one-semester programs in the 2012-13 academic year and in the 2010-11 academic year.

More information about the Open Doors 2015 report is available on IIE’s website.

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