CWRU student looks at Big Ben from red phone booth in London

Did You Know: Study abroad

Each November, Case Western Reserve University and institutions around the country celebrate International Education Week in recognition of international education and global exchange. This year, events will be held on campus Nov. 12-16 for International Education Week. Throughout November, we will highlight statistics related to internationalization at Case Western Reserve to mark the celebration.

CWRU student looks at Big Ben from red phone booth in LondonFor some students, an education at Case Western Reserve University goes well beyond the borders of Cleveland. With help from the Office of Education Abroad, their education takes them to locales across the globe.

During the 2017-18 year, 30 percent of Case Western Reserve undergraduates studied abroad, compared to 16 percent nationally, according to the Institute of International Education’s 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

The majority (59 percent) of CWRU students participated in a faculty-led experience, while 24 percent spent a year or semester abroad and 17 percent spent a summer abroad.

The top destinations were:

  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Japan

The top 10 majors that studied abroad were:

  • Economics (30)
  • Biology (28)
  • Biomedical engineering (28)
  • Chemical engineering (24)
  • Computer science (21)
  • Psychology (21)
  • Accounting (20)
  • Finance (19)
  • International studies (19)
  • Mechanical engineering (18)

Students who studied abroad in 2017-18 had an average GPA of 3.58.

Learn more about study abroad options at CWRU.