2016 Best Universities Worldwide. Harvard University Still Ahead

Colleges across the world are preparing students to compete in a global workforce. Read about some of the international populations and initiatives of the top 20 Best Global Universities, ranked by U.S. News based on their academic reputations and research performance.

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20. Duke University

Students who attend Duke University in the U.S. can choose from several study abroad opportunities. In addition, theDukeEngage program pays for students to do international or domestic community service for eight weeks, according to the university’s website.

19. University of California—San Diego

Located in the U.S., the University of California—San Diego offers students a variety of short- and long-term opportunities to study abroad.


18. Imperial College London

Undergraduate students at the United Kingdom’s Imperial College London can study abroad for a year or join one of several student societies that volunteer abroad.

17. University of Michigan

More than 65 languages are taught at the University of Michigan. The school is located in the U.S.


16. University of Toronto

International students from more than 150 countries make up nearly 20 percent of the student body at the University of Toronto in Canada.

14 (tie). University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania in the U.S. helps international students handle immigration issues and adapt to Philadelphia and campus life


14 (tie). Yale University

Yale University, located in the U.S., has a Center for International and Professional Experience, which offers several funding options to help give undergraduates who receive financial aid the opportunity to study, work or conduct research abroad.


12. Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University, located in the U.S., has more than 3,000 international students from more than 120 countries, according to the university’s website. Students have the opportunity to study abroad in nearly 30 countries

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11. University of Washington

Nearly 10 percent of the University of Washington‘s undergraduate student body is international. The University of Washington is located in the U.S.

10. University of Chicago

The University of Chicago, based in the U.S., brings students and scholars from around the world to live and study together in a diverse residential community known as International House.

9. Columbia University

Columbia University, based in the U.S., has eight global centers that conduct a variety of research initiatives around the world.

8. University of California—Los Angeles

At the University of California—Los Angeles in the U.S., international students make up more than 12 percent of the undergraduate enrollment.

7. California Institute of Technology

Juniors and seniors at theCalifornia Institute of Technology in the U.S. can choose from several European and Australian study abroad opportunities.


6. University of Cambridge

Based in the United Kingdom, the University of Cambridge does extensive research on global issues, which includes its research initiative on global food security

5. University of Oxford

At the University of Oxford, based in the United Kingdom, 62 percent of graduate students and 18 percent of undergraduates are international students.

4. Stanford University

Approximately half of each graduating class studies abroadduring their undergraduate career at Stanford University in the U.S.

3. University of California—Berkeley

Located in the U.S, the University of California—Berkeley‘s international student office works to support student success throughadvising and immigration services.

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Most of the international students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S. are graduate students.

1. Harvard University

Located in the U.S., Harvard University offers more than 250 study abroad programs for students.


Source: UsNews

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