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UC Advances in 'Open Doors' Ranking Related to Study Abroad

Since the 2009-10 school year, participation in study abroad by UC students has increased by 113 percent. Thanks to that growth, UC has moved to No. 37 among U.S. doctoral-level universities sending students abroad, up from No. 48 last year.

Date: 11/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
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UC ingot   The new Institute for International Education “Open Doors” report, out today, places the University of Cincinnati at No. 37 nationally among the Top 40 doctorate-granting universities when it comes to sending students abroad for study or co-ops/internships.
One-time UC student Andrea Sisson in Iceland
UC's Andrea Sisson during her co-op in Iceland, where she worked with noted fashion designer Sruli Recht.

The ranking is based on 2014-15 figures when UC sent 1,659 students overseas, to work and study in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, China and other countries.
The year before, 2013-14, UC sent 1,370 students overseas and was ranked No. 48 among doctorate-granting universities nationally.

“Open Doors” also rates UC at No. 19 nationally for the number of short-term study abroad opportunities offered among U.S. doctoral-level universities.

  • While the “Open Doors” report is based on 2014-15 data, the most-recent figures from last year show that UC’s momentum in providing study abroad opportunities is increasing. In the most recent 2015-16 academic year, 1,722 students traveled overseas for study or academic-associated co-ops or internships. This represents a 113 percent increase since the 2009-10 school year.
The top destinations for UC students when it comes to study or work abroad are
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • China
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Canada
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong

According to the “Open Doors” report, UC is ranked No. 58 nationally in terms of the number of international students who opt to study at the university. In 2014-15, that number stood at, 3,932, up from 3,695 in 2013-14, an annual increase of 6.4 percent.  From 2009 to 2015, UC’s international student enrollment has increased 63 percent.

In a global survey of international students, UC is ranked top 50 worldwide and ninth in the nation for arrival activities, sports facilities, multi-faith provisions, virtual learning and other services.

  • Among those key to serving international students at the university is Academic Director Ron Cushing of UC International.  He recently received the 2016 Leo R. Dowling Award for Excellence from Region VI,  National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA): Association of International Educators. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate compassion, integrity, and leadership in international education.