There is pent-up demand for study abroad. Two years of study abroad programs being either dramatically reduced or at a standstill has taken its toll. We hear about pent-up demand most often in conversations with customers—the institutional leaders of study abroad. We hear it from industry observers. And we read about it.
Is it real, or is it wishful thinking? Thankfully, we can see evidence of renewed interest and demand happening in near-real time. At Terra Dotta, we see traffic levels from more than 700 customers rising dramatically on our Study Abroad application servers, proving that interest in study abroad is indeed coming back.
But it may not be clear sailing yet. Just as we have experienced for the past two years, policies for travel and even in-person meetings vary by country, by state, by county, and even by the latest news headline.
To get a sense of the students’ perspectives regarding study abroad, we commissioned a survey of over 100 students from across the United States.
We wanted to know their current thoughts on study abroad. Are they planning to go? When? Where? What concerns do they have? What do they want the decision-makers in their institutions and in society to know?
Terra Dotta is pleased to release the first edition of our Study Abroad Survey: The Voice of the Student.