Are you the type of person to study abroad?
Not for a semester, as roughly 300,000 American college students do every year. But, for four years to earn your degree.
About 45,000 U.S. students are now pursuing a college or graduate degree in another country, according to the latest preliminary data from the Institute of International Education, roughly in line with the institute's data for 2013. With tuition at American colleges and universities continuing to rise, and some prestigious universities in other countries charging little or nothing for tuition, college overseas holds obvious allure.
For the right students, it's a terrific experience and it will help them have a global career, said Peggy Blumenthal, senior counselor to the president of the institute.