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OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami University ranks first among all American colleges and universities in the number of its students who study abroad, according to an Institute of International Education (IIE) survey.

A total of 1,023 Miami students received academic credit for study abroad programs in 1994-95.

Coming in second was the University of Delaware with 1,017, Michigan State was third at 1,002, the University of Pennsylvania was fourth at 997 and the University of Texas at Austin was fifth at 809.

The University of California, Santa Barbara (home of the University of California study-abroad system-wide office) reported that 1,557 students studied overseas during 1994-95, but that number represents the entire 240,500-student UC system.

In all, 76,302 American students participated in overseas programs in 1994-95, up 11 percent from 1993-94. That number, the most recent available, is a record high and represents a decade-long trend, according to the IIE report.

Nationally, most American students studying abroad choose Western European nations as their destination. Miami students are no exception, according to Marcia Waller, study abroad adviser.

Of the 1,320 Miami students who studied abroad in 1994-95, 625 chose Western Europe and the United Kingdom.

But Miami students also reflect a trend toward study in non-Western European nations. A total of 260 Miami students studied in Central and South America, 37 studied in Asia, two in Africa, 59 in Eastern Europe and 31 in multiple countries.


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