Ryugaku Journal Co., Ltd., one of the largest study abroad agents in Japan, has compiled the "Study Abroad White Paper 2017", which investigates and analyzes trends of Japanese students and applicants from various perspectives, and published the summary of the survey results.

 The countries that studied abroad using the Ryugaku Journal in 2016 were Canada in 1st place, the United States in 2nd place, and Australia in 3rd place, with Canada at the top for the second consecutive year.However, the number of departures to Australia increased by 2% year-on-year, while that of the United States decreased by 35% year-on-year, and the difference between 8nd and 2rd place was small.Avoiding the uncertainties of the overseas situation these days, New Zealand ranked in 3th place, ahead of the United Kingdom.

 When asked if there is a study abroad system at the university to which they belong, 85.4% of the university students who are considering studying abroad answered "yes", but 7% answered that they would not use the study abroad system. ..When considering a school study abroad system, the top barriers are "Language ability does not meet the standards" at 44.3%, "There is no partner school you want to go to" at 28.1%, and "The time to study abroad is not right". It was 27.3%.

 In addition, when asked "Does the employment situation affect the study abroad consideration, such as the employment rate and employment situation?", "Impacted" and "Slightly affected" were 30.2%, down 7.7 points from last year.As for specific effects, the number of respondents who answered "advance study abroad" (9.3%) and "shorten study abroad period" (5.8%) has increased from last year, and we are concerned about the opening date of recruitment selection and trends in job hunting. You can see what the students are doing.

Reference: [Study Abroad Journal] Ryugaku Journal "Study Abroad White Paper 2017" announced

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