Most international students were in college for engineering, followed by business, math and computer science, social sciences and physical and life sciences, and, most foreign students (58.6 percent) were funding their own education.
When it comes to Americans studying abroad, far less head to another country — about one in 10 students. In the 2016-2017 school year, 332,727 American students studied abroad — a 2.3 increase from the previous school year. Most students went to the United Kingdom, followed by Italy, Spain, France and Germany.
While abroad, most American students were working toward degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, business, social sciences, foreign language and international studies and fine arts. Additionally, most Americans were enrolled in short-term programs during the summer for 8 weeks or less. About one-third were enrolled in a semester-long program.