The traditional study abroad experience is changing; no longer are students invariably heading to Europe to drunkenly piss on the streets of Florence or Sevilla. They’re heading to Africa, too—and it turns out that the students most interested in studying there are overwhelmingly women.
A study from Middlebury University over on PsycNET, conducted by Matthew Kimble of the school's Department of Psychology, claims to be the first of its kind on the subject. Although it's a relatively small sample of the estimated 250,000+ American students who have studied abroad since 2007, it's still pretty damn…
Researchers surveyed students studying abroad and found most double their alcohol consumption while in foreign lands. Psychologists attribute this to lower drinking ages and cultural misperceptions like, "Germans drink all the time" — so don't tell college kids about Oktoberfest.