More US women than men study abroad. Especially in Africa.
Nearly 300,000 U.S. college students will study abroad this year. The programs, length and destinations vary widely but the historic data from the International Institute of Education suggests that 65 percent of students leaving the United States will be women.
While national statistics reveal that the majority of study abroad participants are female and overwhelming white, the gendered perception of particular places and programs are hidden in the data. […]
The St. Lawrence Kenya program is one of the oldest study abroad programs in Africa and more than 70 percent of the 2,000 plus alumni who participated have been women. In recent years the program has been nearly 80 percent women. Data from 27 universities across the country also reveals that in 2014-2015, 78 percent of the participants on programs in at least 15 different African countries were women. From elite private schools such as Princeton University and Middlebury College to the entire University of California system, not one school surveyed reported a majority of men on a single Africa program, with percentages reaching as high as 90 percent women.
How can one explain this disparity overall and for Africa in particular?
Oh, we here at Le Chateau can explain very clearly why this sex disparity for slutty abroad in Africa exists. Heh.
…men who do study off-campus are drawn to programs in English-speaking cities and countries, such as London and New Zealand.
American White man says, “Where da foreign White women at?”