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More American students needed to study abroad

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A group is working to bring more U.S. students overseas to study.

In the next five years, an international education institute is looking to double the number of American students studying abroad, and they are looking to a new group of students to do so.

The Institute of International Education says to reach their goal or more students overseas, it will focus on recruiting more low-income students and others who have not participated in high numbers.

Already, 160 colleges and universities have committed to the initiative, which is being announced Monday. There are hundreds of thousands more international students who come here every year than what we send abroad.

Only about 10 percent of college students participate in some sort of study-abroad program, which is only a small sliver of those at our colleges.