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Date postedApril 21, 2010
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The original OIE Study Abroad Database from 2000 to 2007 contained 31,133 records. In making the request to the Board of Regents for the SIRS and FARS data on these students, 2,467 records were deleted due to either a lacking identification number (1,786) or being a full academic year study abroad participant (681). Thus the request was for the SIRS/FARS records of 28,666 students. The Board of Regents in April supplied the data for 26,126 students with a loss of 2,540 students likely due to failure to find a matching identification number. From these 26, 126 students, 1779 were excluded due to lacking student level information; 2527 were excluded for being graduate student or post-baccalaureate; 180 were excluded for being irregular undergraduates such as joint enrollment, transient students, or auditors. Finally, there were duplicate records for 382 students; these were deleted. The result is 21,258 valid records for discrete study abroad trips. Of these, 1375 records are for subsequent trips taken after the first by students who studied abroad more than once. When these records are removed, there remain are 19,883 unique participants in the database. These are regular undergraduate students who studied abroad for a semester or less. 774 students were removed who traveled abroad after receiving their first degrees. The database consists of 19, 109 study abroad participants.