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Student Survey Winner Revealed!

Study Abroad Survey

Over 20,000 students responded, and here’s what you had to say!

First and foremost, we would like to thank all of you who responded to our study abroad student survey! We were thrilled with the overwhelming number of responses we received, and very pleased to hear that across the board, the vast majority of students who are already studying abroad are loving their international experience.

The purpose of the survey was to help us collect information about what influences students to take their education overseas by finding out why students choose their destination or program, how they research study abroad opportunities, and what concerns they have before making their final decision. With this information, we are continuing to fulfill’s mission to help everyone in the world find their future education.

Here were some of the highlights of what we learned:

  • What inspired you to study abroad?

    The top two reasons students cited for wanting to study abroad were to develop themselves personally and to experience a new culture. Achieving career goals followed in a close third.

  • What made you decide to choose your study abroad program?

    The answer was almost split 50/50, however, a slim majority of students reported that, above all else, they consider the country and/or city they want to visit before choosing a program or school.

  • What concern did/do you have about studying abroad?

    Many students reported that their primary concern about studying abroad were tuition fees and cost of living. Secondary to that, students expressed worry about not finding accommodation.

So, what do we plan to do with this information?

We are excited to craft content specifically for you! Already, you can get the answers to many of your questions in our Articles and Advice section. Additionally, we are working with schools to help them help students find their perfect study abroad experience.

Congratulate our survey winner, Dixie!

We are also happy to announce the winner of the iPad, Dixie from Indonesia, who is studying abroad in the Netherlands. Currently, Dixie studies at the University of Amsterdam. When asked about her experience with, Dixie responded, “I hope you continue doing an awesome job in guiding students to pursue the right educations for them. It is difficult for most students out there. I love [the] mission, it is so important, it gives students hope.”

Survey Winner Dixie

You can read more about Dixie’s study abroad experience including details on what makes studying in Amsterdam so special and advice for students who are still considering whether study abroad is right for them by checking out her full Student Story.

Take the next steps towards your own study abroad experience.

If you're ready to follow in Dixie's footsteps and want to pursue a study abroad experience but don’t know where yet, consider checking some of our featured universities:

Les Roches Marbella International School of Hotel Management

Les Roche Marbella

Located in Marbella, Spain, Les Roches Marbella International School of Hotel Management is a leading university for students that are looking to pursue a career in international hospitality management and other related sectors. The university combines all the elements needed to fulfill your professional and personal expectations. Excellence, tradition, modern management and harmony are some of the attributes of Spain as a nation, and of its hospitality industry in particular. Les Roches Marbella is accredited by the Commission on Institutes of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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EADA Business School

EADA Business School

With small classes of 30 and participants from all over the world, EADA prides itself on its practical methodology and personalized follow up. EADA is ranked among the top 25 business schools in Europe, with programs consistently ranked among the top 10 in the world.

EADA is committed to a hands-on, active approach committed to "learning by doing", developing students' hard and soft skills to meet the demands of companies for versatile and adaptable professionals. Students explore real-life business situations through the use of case studies and business simulations. In the residential training campus, students take part in outdoor training, role-plays and team building activities to develop and maximize their leadership skills.

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Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The school has a long-standing tradition of high-quality education and research. The best Erasmus graduates have made outstanding contributions to science, government, and business.

Based in Rotterdam, the economic and logistics center of Europe, Erasmus School of Economics has provided excellent education and produced excellent research for over a century. Many successful careers have started here. Graduates of Erasmus School of Economics are equipped with the skills needed for success in the business community, government positions, and research all around the world.

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