Spend any time on our iconic campus and you’ll know why people like being here. But as students get to appreciate our Forest, their academic pursuits help them learn – and often yearn – to see the rest of the world too.

In Kingston and Queensland and St. Andrew’s and St. Petersburg and many, many other locales, we are happy to oblige.

For all 18 years in which comprehensive data are available, Wake Forest has placed among the nation’s Top 10 research universities in study-abroad participation as measured by the Institute for International Education. 

We know our students will make friends for life and collect boxfuls of tangible souvenirs. On top of all that, they’ll bring back even greater supplies of self-confidence, self-reliance, empathy, and connection to Wake Forest and the surrounding community.

“I learned,” one graduate said, “to go for it.”

47: Wake Forest majors in which subject matter can be studied abroad (That’s pretty much all of ‘em.)

72,082,369: Estimated round-trip miles traveled by Wake Foresters in international study (Fall 2013 through Fall 2022)

445: International study programs to which Wake Forest students have access through the University or affiliated organizations (75 countries, 176 cities)

1 of only 3: Top 30 research universities to own academic-residential houses in three foreign countries (England, Austria, Italy)

61%: Portion of Class of 2019* studying abroad

*Most recent pre-pandemic cohort for which data are available

1 of every 12: Portion of Fall 2022 undergraduate population coming to Wake Forest from other countries

To find out more about Wake Forest University – a liberal-arts school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, 50+ majors, and 60 minors, and a 98% job and graduate-school placement rate – please check out our virtual tour

and please visit our campus in person.

We also encourage you to follow our Instagram to learn more about opportunities here.

See the world beyond the given!

Warmest regards,

Wake Forest University

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