RateYourStudyAbroad conducted an informal survey of more than 100 students at Baltimore colleges and universities this month. We talked to students at Goucher College, Loyola University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.
We wanted to know what factors students are considering as they research different study abroad locations and places. How much do they care about which program they pick? Why do they pick one program over another?
In some ways, our survey showed the influence of careful phrasing. For example, when we asked students “is the place or program more important for you” a majority (77%) of student respondents said “the place” is more important to them than “the program.” When we asked students, “Which is tougher for you to choose” a majority (54%) said choosing a program is more difficult than picking a place.
Here are a few examples of the data and how they break down. Note: this is an unscientific survey. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.