Texas A&M Ranked No. 1 For Number For Students Abroad Among Public Universities
For the fourth consecutive year, Texas A&M University is the No. 1 public institution in the nation in the number of students pursuing credit-bearing study, intern, volunteer and research opportunities abroad.
The 2019 Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education (IIE) shows that Texas A&M University had 3,976 students enrolled in credit-bearing education abroad programs for 2017-18, placing it first among public institutions and No. 2 overall. The total number of students participating in international experiences, including non-credit bearing experiences, at Texas A&M in 2017-18 was 5,865.
“We are thrilled that so many students participate in international education at Texas A&M,” said Education Abroad Executive Director Holly Hudson. “The support of our campus community, including faculty, staff and administrators, is vital to providing students with global experiences.”
Education abroad opportunities are available to all students – freshmen through doctoral candidates. International programs can be as short as one week or as long as a full year. Students may choose to be part of a group or pursue an individual program. The most popular countries in 2017-18 were the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, France and Mexico.
Numerous funding opportunities are available for students interested in education abroad programs. Texas A&M University provides more than $1 million annually in scholarships to students participating in international programs.
“Getting the opportunity to go abroad this past summer was by far the most rewarding experience that I have been part of,” said Samantha Shaw, who interned abroad last summer in New Zealand. “It not only provided me with unique life experience but it also showed me real workplace dynamics and gave me a direction to put my degree towards.”
Visit the Education Abroad website for more information on how to study abroad. For details on education abroad at Texas A&M, visit the Education Abroad Overview on the university’s accountability website.