Many Students Double Alcohol Consumption While Studying Abroad

College students who study abroad are likely to increase or even double their amount of alcohol consumption, according to a new study, reports the Associated Press. Researchers at the University of Washington found that destinations played a large part in the findings; drinking increased most heavily for travelers to Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, while students in regions like the Middle East actually drank less. The study, which was based on a survey of 177 University of Washington students who had gone abroad, was published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Some universities wary of the perception that study-abroad programs are associated with partying are encouraging  students to be more thoughtful about their time in other countries.

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