Overall, 55% of respondents have not been abroad for any study-related activity and do not intend to go. The percentage of those who stay home is higher amongst respondents from a lower-income family (59%), first-generation students (62%), and respondents with at least one child (73%). Among respondents with a disability or (mental) health condition, the percentage is the same as the overall sample (55%). Among respondents with a migration background, it is slightly lower (54%).

The top reasons for staying at home overall are cost (59%); distance from loved ones (57%), and not feeling the need to go abroad (57%).

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How to use this dashboard

  • Section 1 displays the educational and background characteristics of the respondents (N=15,492, excluding international students). Click on part of any graphic in section 1 (e.g. Female) to see the educational and background characteristics of this subgroup.
  • Section 2 shows what percentage of the subgroup has not been abroad during their studies and has no plans to go. Select multiple characteristics at once to see how the percentage staying at home changes.
  • Hover over the graphics for more detailed information. Click again to deselect a characteristic. To deselect all, use the reset button in the bottom right-hand corner of the dashboard.