UK students increasingly opting to study abroad
Article by Aisha Gani
British Council study shows a third of students aged between 16 and 30 are interested in some form of overseas study
An increasing number of British students are opting to study abroad with some citing the attractive prospect of the benefits of living overseas, experiencing a different culture and working for international firms.
Studying overseas has become more popular, with half of those considering a university course in another country wishing to study at undergraduate level, a new survey by the British Council shows. A third of the students polled, aged between 16 and 30, said they were interested in some form of overseas study.
UK universities have reported that during the 2013-14 academic year nearly 30,000 students went abroad, up significantly from just over 18,000 the previous year.
The country students would most like to go to is the United States, followed by Australia, France, Germany and Canada, the findings show but 42% of those polled were interested in travelling to non-Anglophone nations.
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