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Publication Date

Spring 2011


Study Abroad, student interest, student participation


Binghamton University (BUS)'s Office of International Programs (OIP) offers almost 30 study abroad programs. Increasing BU students' study abroad participation is one of the ways by which the University aims to increase "students' preparation for a global society" (Binghamton University, Office of the Provost 2010b,p.12).The OIP has continually strives to increase students' study abroad participation, with an objective of increasing the percentage of the University's graduating class that study abroad to 25%; however, it has not yet met its objective. This study examines the factors (both student-related and institutional-related) that influence BU undergraduate students' participation in study abroad programs.