By the Numbers


of students who studied abroad found employment within 12 months of graduation (*1)


of students who did not study abroad found employment within 12 months of graduation (*1)


of study abroad alumni claimed that the experience helped them choose their career field (*2)


of students who went abroad had improvements in their gpa (*3) 


Why Study Abroad?
Studying abroad provides lifelong benefits, and has a direct impact on the development of key proficiencies that employers seek including communication skills, adaptability, self-confidence, and cross-cultural competencies. 


University of Oregon Statistics
Study abroad is among the most effective high-impact practices contributing to student success.


Increase in four-year graduation rates (*4)
Decrease in debt load (*4)
Year reduction in time to degree (*4)





  1. New Survey Shows College Graduates Who Study Abroad Land Career-Related Jobs Sooner, with Higher Starting Salaries
  2. AIFS Study Abroad Outcomes
  3. Study Abroad may lead to a Better GPA and Graduation Rates
  4. University of Oregon Office of Institutional Research