Male Perspectives on Study Abroad
I needed a little bit of help for this one. I recruited two of my new friends—who are also studying at the University of Leeds—to lend me some perspective. I wanted to know a little more about what it’s like to study abroad as a man. Even before I knew the statistics, I noticed that of all the international students I have met, a vast majority of them are women. Data from 2014 shows that 65.3% of study abroad students are women. It makes me sad to think that there might be such a large group of students who aren’t having this incredible experience. With a little help, I hope I can get to the bottom of why men are being left out. Here is little basic information about the gentlemen who assisted with this article. The first is Jorge Ribas, he is a twenty year old student of computer science and software engineering at the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. Also helping me is Austin Blackmon, age 20. He majors in biomedical sciences with a minor in chemistry at Northern Arizona University.