While freshmen are acclimating to their new college campus, many sophomores, juniors and seniors are learning the ropes of a new environment: the study abroad program. The most recent IIE report (released last November) indicates that 260, 327 American students elected to study abroad for credit during the 2008/2009 academic year. But studying abroad is expensive and in a struggling economy where tuition is already astronomical, many students must consider whether the investment in an international academic experience is really worth the extra money. In our latest infographic, we take a look at the ROI of studying abroad to evaluate whether it’s all fun and games or if there are real long term benefits to studying in another country.
UPDATE: This graphic was featured by Lifehacker! Why Studying Abroad is Worth The Expense