27% of students enrolled in one of the programs initially inquired about on StudyAbroad.com.
Newtown Square, PA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013
StudyAbroad.com has released results of its latest student survey. The company conducted a survey of over 340 students who had requested information from a variety of programs on StudyAbroad.com within the last twelve months.
StudyAbroad.com found that high school and graduate students made up 32% and 17% of inquiries, respectively. Over 23% of students cited academic reasons as their primary motivation for searching out a study abroad experience, followed by 19% of students who are in search of cultural exploration. Financial reasons remain the primary concern for students interested in studying abroad, as 59% of students cited that as their primary concern regarding studying abroad. Credit transferability ranks second.
When students who had studied abroad were asked about the relationship between the programs from which they requested information and the program in which they enrolled, 27% of students enrolled in one of the programs initially inquired about on StudyAbroad.com. Over 55% of students said they either didn’t remember or were still deciding which program to apply to.
Of the students who submitted an inquiry on StudyAbroad.com, only 45% report having been contacted by a program after requesting additional information. Of those students, 31% say it took a few days to hear from the program. On average, 50% of students agreed or strongly agreed that timeliness and personalization of the follow up influenced their decision to study abroad.
For full survey results, please email advertise(at)studyabroad(dot)com.
StudyAbroad.com: StudyAbroad.com is the leading online resource for students to find study abroad information when searching on their own through channels such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The site allows students to search a comprehensive directory of over 15,000 study abroad and international education programs. StudyAbroad.com has been guiding students toward study abroad program information for over 18 years and provides additional resources such as student blogs and a resources page offering information and tips on traveling and communicating while abroad.