Number of students who study abroad increasing


The number of Central Michigan University students participating in study abroad programs increases slightly each year, said Sarah Barnard, a study abroad adviser.

In the 2014-15 academic year, a total of 649 students studied abroad. Of those students, 29 percent were from the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Barnard said there is a lot of flexibility for students who study abroad. Students can take a variety of courses that fulfill major requirements and University Program credits. Less than 10 programs are limited to specific majors, she said.

Students from the College of Health Professions made up 13 percent of those who studied abroad.

Both the College of COmmunication and Fine Arts and the College of Education and Human Services had students making up 12 percent of study abroad students.

The College of Science and Engineering is the least represented college with students studying abroad. Only 78 students — 11 percent — from the college went abroad in the 2014-15 academic year.