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The MU International Center tracks and reports data on international students and study abroad participation as part of the nationwide Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange, published annually in November by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
A record 1,283 MU students studied abroad in 2010/11, placing MU among only 58 U.S. campuses nationwide to send more than 1,000 students abroad.
International students make up about percent of Mizzou graduate-student enrollment and nearly 6 percent of total student enrollment.
MU sends more students to study overseas than any other college or university in Missouri and offers over 300 study-abroad programs.
In fall 2012, MU welcomed students from 109 different countries, with nearly half coming from China.
Since 1998, 47 MU faculty members have been named Fulbright Scholars.
In fall 2012 2,490 international students attended Mizzou — a 13% increase over the previous year.
An estimated 23.6 percent of MU undergraduates study abroad during their academic careers, compared to 14% nationwide.
The number of MU students studying abroad has increased by 36% in the past five years and has more than doubled over the past decade.
Italy is the most popular study abroad destination for MU students. Programs are available in 60 countries on six continents.
Each year MU attracts nearly 1,000 international scholars who work as educators and researchers at the university.
The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) reports that from their survey of study abroad alumni, "97 percent said studying abroad served as a catalyst for increased maturity, 96 percent reported increased self-confidence, 89 percent said that it enabled them to tolerate ambiguity, and 95 percent stated that it has had a lasting impact on their world view." (source: The Benefits of Study Abroad)
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