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Wake Forest high on study abroad list

November 12, 2007

Wake Forest University ranks fourth among doctoral/research universities with the highest percentage of undergraduates studying abroad, according to the Open Doors 2007 report published by the Institute of International Education.

The report, released Nov. 12, put Wake Forest fourth on the list “Selected Institutions by Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad: Top 40 Doctoral/Research Institutions, 2005-2006.” An estimated 60.7 percent of Wake Forest undergraduates received credit for study abroad in the 2005-2006 academic year.

“As Wake Forest seeks to become a crossroads of discussion on important international issues of our times, study abroad gives our students the knowledge and experience to engage in those discussions with greater depth, confidence and understanding,” said Kline Harrison, associate provost for international affairs at Wake Forest. “Study abroad provides our students with a better grasp of the global world in which they will be entering as graduates and often places them in a more competitive position in seeking career opportunities.”

Wake Forest owns residential study centers in Venice, Vienna and London, where students live and study with a faculty member. Wake Forest also offers study abroad programs to many other places, including Japan, Morocco, Peru, Vietnam and Benin.

The Institute of International Education receives funding from the U.S. State Department. The Open Doors 2007 report can be found at

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