Indiana University is one of the top schools in the nation when it comes to students who study abroad. According to the most recent data, the Bloomington campus is ranked fifth among 1,500 U.S. institutions during the 2018-19 academic year.
The campus ranking moves up one notch from the previous year. IU says a record 3,244 IU Bloomington students studied abroad during that year, which is an increase of more than 6%.
When factoring all IU campuses, nearly 4,500 students studied abroad.
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, universities pulled students back from their foreign locations and prevented others to take part during the summer and fall semesters.
“Despite the pandemic, we have been receiving large numbers of applications from students to study abroad — as soon, of course, as it is safe to do so — and we are increasingly optimistic and hopeful that they will once again be able to study abroad in numbers to rival recent years,” said IU President Michael McRobbie.
At IUPUI, a record 640 students traveled outside the U.S. as part of their academic programs.
The data came from the 2020 Open Doors Report from the Institute of International Education.