Incan ruins at the base of Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains, Peru, ranked as one of the most budget friendly countries in the Abroad 101 rankings.
Abroad101 is the self-identified world’s largest study abroad review site, with a stated mission of promoting “global citizenship by fostering the most meaningful abroad experience for all students.”
They also love a good list.
To that end, their team has has partnered with STA Travel on their 2012 study abroad rankings, kind of a best-of list aimed at students planning their overseas adventures.
And studying. Right, lots of studying.
But it’s not all whimsy behind the rankings.
As the company explained in a statement, “The 2012 rankings honor the highest-rated study abroad programs and locations by American students who have studied abroad. Students complete thorough online evaluations hosted by Abroad101 with both quantitative and qualitative responses. With a database of over 16,000 evaluations and 800,000 individual data points, the Abroad101 rankings provide a snapshot of student opinion on study abroad programs.”
With that setup, here are a few selected lists:
Top 10 study abroad programs for 2012
1. CEA: Aix-en-Provence
2. Sant’Anna Institute – Sorrento Lingue
3. IES Abroad: Beijing Foreign Studies University
4. The Education Abroad Network in Sydney
5. University of Indianapolis: Odyssey in Athens
6. The Education Abroad Network: Bond University
7. Semester at Sea
8. AIFS: Richmond in Florence
9. AIFS: University of Salamanca
10. Sol Education Abroad: Latin University of Costa Rica
Top 10 academic programs
1. Sant’Anna Institute: Sorrento Lingue
2. University of Oxford
3. CEA: Aix-en-Provence
4. IES Abroad: Beijing Foreign Studies University
5. Semester at Sea
6. CEA: Paris
7. American College Dublin
8. OTS: Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet
9. AIFS: Richmond in Florence
10. The Education Abroad Network: Bond University
Top 10 budget friendly countries
7. Turks and Caicos
Head over here to the Study Abroad site to look at some more lists, including Top Short-Term Programs, Top Program Providers, Top Programs for Language Learning,Top Science & Math Programs and as they say on TV, much more!
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