Notre Dame ranked No. 2 in the nation for study abroad participation

The University of Notre Dame’s commitment to internationalization continues to be recognized on a national level, as the University moves up in the rankings for study abroad participation. The Institute of International Education ranks Notre Dame second among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation during 2016-2017.

By the time they graduate, 73.7 percent of Notre Dame undergraduate students will have participated in study abroad. The latest data were published in the Open Doors report, which examines the number of degree-seeking students who received academic credit for study abroad in a given year. Open Doors is published by the Institute of International Education, which has conducted an annual statistical survey on international students in the United States since its founding in 1919 and in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since 1972.

In order to enhance the University’s growth and reach around the globe, Notre Dame International was established eight years ago to build collaborative global networks and facilitate richly diverse programs for students. Notre Dame International’s study abroad office manages nearly 60 semester study abroad programs in 25 countries around the world.

“We have continued to deepen our expertise as a leader in global education, and this recognition serves as a tribute to the University’s commitment to inspiring our future leaders to experience other cultures and learn beyond the United States,” said Michael Pippenger, vice president and associate provost for internationalization.

Notre Dame was ranked third last year in the annual Open Doors report, which is released every year during International Education Week. “These results speak to the strength, professionalism and hard work of our study abroad team and the intellectual curiosity of our students,” said Pippenger.

More information on the report can be found online

Originally published by Colleen Wilcox at on Nov. 13.