International Student Recruitment and Study Abroad Participation

Study Abroad Updates

  • In 2017-18 Study Abroad administered 82 programs, an increase of 10.8% from last year. This is the largest number of programs over the past 5 years.​​
  • 1176 participants studied in 48 different countries (including non-DPU programs), an increase of 22.5% from last year. This is the largest number of participants over the past 5 years.
  • Our faculty led 48 short-term programs, with 765 students participating, an increase in 25% of participants from last year (613 participants in 2016-17).
  • DPU continues to be successful in attracting under-represented minorities to participate in study abroad programs, 3% more than the national average (DPU – 19.2%, Open Doors – 16.1%)
  • The number of first generation college student participants continues to increase (an increase of 44% over the last 5 years, 2013-14 = 157, 2017-18 = 226).
  • 37 students participated in exchange programs in 2017-18 in 9 countries (Australia, Austria, Chile, France, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Sweden).

International Students

  • ​​Our international student population (including F/J, INTL, and ELA) includes represe​​​​​​​​ntation from 120 different countries.
  • F/J and INTL population declined 5.6% from last year (2017-18 = 2455, 2016-17 = 2601), now representing 9.2% of the population vs. 9.6% from last year.
  • ELA enrollment declined 9% from last year, but the total countries represented only dropped by 3 (maintaining diversity).
  • The top countries of origin of our international students include China (36%), India (12%), Saudi Arabia (6%), Korea (3%), and Taiwan, Vietnam, and Canada each with 2%.
  • During 2017-18, we hosted 28 visiting scholars from 13 different countries.
  • We maintained relationships with 14 recruitment partners representing China, Colombia, Germany, India, the gulf region, India/Nepal/Sri Lanka, Jordan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam – which helped enroll 24 students from 5 countries (China, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam).
  • We welcomed 34 exchange students from 9 countries (Australia, Austria, Chile, France, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Turkey).