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Study Abroad Description

  • The U of I is affiliated with 370 universities in 69 countries including 29 partnership agreements and affiliations with five study abroad program providers.
  • International internships are available in 32 countries in virtually any field of study.
  • The U of I is one of a handful of universities in the U.S. who has a student fee funded study abroad scholarship. At the U of I, it is the International Experience Grant and it provides $157,000 in study abroad scholarships each year.

Total U of I Students Abroad

Percent Change
07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 1-Yr 5-Yr
Total U of I Students Abroad 212 254 321 273 355 268 -25% 26%
Total U of I UG Students Abroad 199 225 283 234 324 237 -27% 19%
% of U of I UG Students Abroad** 11% 14% 17% 14% 18% 12% -6% 1%
National % UG Degree Students Abroad** 10% 10% 10% 9% * * - -
National % Bachelor Degree Students Abroad** * * 14% 14% * * - -

*Not available.
**Percent of students abroad is calculated using the IIE Open Doors Participation Rate calculation which takes the total number of undergraduates abroad in a given year divided by the total number of undergraduate completions in the same year.

Faculty/Staff-Led International Trips (FSITs)

Percent Change
07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 1-Yr 5-Yr
Number of Programs 4 6 8 9 12 13 8% 225%
Number of Students 48 58 94 86 122 112 -8% 133%
% of Total Students Abroad 23% 23% 29% 32% 34% 42% 7% 19%

*In 2011-12 and 2012-13 the U of I President provided $10,000/year to be awarded in seed grants toward the creation of new FSIT programs.

2013 U of I Students Abroad & Percentage of Students on FSITs

U of I Undergraduate & Law Students Abroad by College
Percent of Each College's Graduating Class Who Has Gone Abroad*

07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 Percentage Change
# % # % # % # % # % # % 1-Yr 5-Yr
Agricultural & Life Sci. 19 11% 12 8% 17 12% 14 8% 25 14% 20 10% -4% -1%
Art & Architecture 34 24% 40 32% 44 37% 20 16% 44 36% 35 26% -10% 2%
Business & Economics 35 14% 29 13% 40 18% 38 21% 26 14% 30 14% 1% 0%
Education 6 3% 17 10% 14 8% 14 8% 30 15% 14 7% -7% 4%
Engineering 2 1% 8 4% 9 5% 9 5% 12 6% 11 6% 0% 5%
Law 6 6% 11 11% 11 12% 2 2% 6 6% 0 0% -6% -6%
Letters, Arts & Soc. Sci. 83 13% 124 23% 167 30% 123 20% 175 27% 124 16% -11% 3%
Natural Resources 10 8% 11 8% 6 6% 10 8% 10 11% 4 3% -8% -5%
Science 14 10% 7 6% 17 14% 24 20% 32 27% 24 15% -12% 5%


2013 U of I Students Abroad by Region

2012-2013 Top 10 Countries

Ecuador 28
UK - England 28
Italy 26
Peru 20
Spain 20
UK - Wales 18
France 16
China 15
Costa Rica 13
Czech Republic 9

2012-2013 Top Ten Majors

International Studies 40
Spanish 33
Architecture 22
Psychology 15
Biology 14
Business Marketing & Human Resources 12
History 10
Secondary Education 9
Sociology 8
Accounting, Environmental Sci., Finance, Public Relations 6

Study Abroad

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek Street
LLC #3, Ground Floor

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Phone: (208) 885-7870

Fax: (208) 885-2859

Email: abroad@uidaho.edu