Every year the Institute of International Education (IIE) conducts a survey of undergraduate students looking to study abroad to find which countries are providing the largest appeal. While Europe is often an attractive location to many US students, Germany saw an impressive 5.5 percent jump in US students last year and beat the average European increase of 3.3 percent. These latest numbers moves Germany into 7th place with roughly 3.4 percent of all US students choosing to study abroad.
When the survey was taken of German students, the United States did not do as well in being a prime location to study. German students studying in the US actually saw a decrease of 1.2 percent, but when you look at the big picture, the number of US students studying in Germany just about equals the number of German students studying in the US.
Reasons why more US students are choosing Germany as a great place to study may have to do with the little to no cost tuition and Germany’s continued efforts to focus on providing quality education with many classes offered in English. That alone sounds pretty enticing.
Have you or someone you’ve known chosen to study abroad in Germany? Please share your thoughts and experiences, and why Germany was ultimately found to be the best choice. Let us know in the comments.
Photo by CollegeDegrees360 via flickr