Open Doors International Student Census and U.S. Study Abroad surveys now open--deadline soon

February 22, 2016
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The 2016 Open Doors International Student Census and U.S. Study Abroad Survey are now open and available at 

The International Student Census captures information on international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in fall 2015.  The deadline for completing the International Student Census is Thursday, March 3, 2016.

The U.S. Study Abroad Survey collects data on U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit from fall 2014 through summer 2015.  The deadline to complete the Study Abroad Survey isThursday, March 10, 2016.

The compilation of data published in Open Doors is only possible with the assistance of international education and other higher education professionals at institutions throughout the United States who voluntarily provide their data for aggregate reporting in Open Doors. If your institution does not currently participate in the surveys or needs to update contact information, please contact us at or fill out our Update Contact Form and we will gladly add your institution to IIE’s Open Doors database.

Open Doors is the key resource on international students and scholars in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad. The Open Doors report is published by the Institute of International Education. IIE has conducted an annual statistical survey of the international students in the United States since 1919, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s. For more information about Open Doorsand to access data highlights, visit our website at

If you did not receive the surveys, but were supposed to, please make sure to add to your address book to ensure our survey invitations continue to reach your inbox.  If you have any questions about the survey, please send an email to or call (646) 308-7213.


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