Students who go to university abroad to study abroad are less likely to spend a dime on housing, health care and other expenses, according to a new study.
The study, which looked at a sample of students from 10 universities and the OECD, said students who took part in study abroad programs were more likely to be enrolled in higher education.
However, they were also more likely than those who took no part to be unemployed and more likely not to have a good job when they returned home.
The report said the findings were “an important first step in understanding the impact of studying abroad on graduate employment”.
More on ABC News:Study abroad research shows students who study abroad don’t save as muchAs for how much it costs to study overseas, the report said, the average cost was $2,300 per person, but that could vary based on the level of student.
The researchers said the average tuition fees were also higher for study abroad participants than those in Australia and New Zealand.
The study said students were also less likely than their Australian counterparts to use a credit card and to spend money at home.
“It is not surprising that the degree-granting model is not as successful as it might be,” the report’s authors said.
It said study abroad students were less likely in Australia to take a job or have a positive experience of their university.
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