Students' alcohol intake increases while studying abroad, study finds

October 13, 2010

New research from the University of Washington observes that study-abroad students are likely to increase or even double their alcohol intake while they are away. The study found that students who travelled to Europe, Australia, or New Zealand drank more heavily while abroad than those who went to Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, or Africa. Students who were under the legal drinking age in the US increased their drinking while abroad by about 170%, while the overall increase was about 105%. Researchers note that excessive drinking abroad places students in greater danger as they do not know local laws and customs. University of Washington News | Canadian Press | Inside Higher Ed