Calvin, Grand Valley State U Rank Among Top Institutions For Number Students Studying Abroad

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Grand Valley State University and Calvin College are among institutions being recognized today for the number of students who study abroad, based on the 2011 Open Doors report.

The number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by five percent, to 723,277 during the 2010-11 academic year. For the fifth consecutive year, this represents a record number of international students in the country.

There are now 32 percent more international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities than a decade ago, according to the report published by the Institute of International Education, a leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The report ranks Calvin second nationally among baccalaureate institutions for the total number of students who study abroad. Calvin had 597 students studying abroad placing the college second only to Saint Olaf College in this category.

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