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2002/03 - 2003/04

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TOTALS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2002/03 & 2003/04
Place of Origin 2002/03 2003/04 % Change
AFRICA 40,193 38,150 -5.1
Africa, Unspecified 1 1 0.0
East Africa 15,996 14,831 -7.3
Burundi 66 80 21.2
Comoros 31 22 -29.0
Djibouti 5 2 -60.0
Eritrea 141 127 -9.9
Ethiopia 1,119 1,060 -5.3
Kenya 7,862 7,381 -6.1
Madagascar 119 109 -8.4
Malawi 391 399 2.0
Mauritius 228 209 -8.3
Mozambique 108 93 -13.9
Reunion 4 2 -50.0
Rwanda 149 275 84.6
Seychelles 19 10 -47.4
Somalia 87 37 -57.5
Tanzania 1,822 1,471 -19.3
Uganda 776 696 -10.3
Zambia 882 859 -2.6
Zimbabwe 2,186 1,999 -8.6
East Africa, Unspecified 1 0 -100.0
Central Africa 2,371 2,331 -1.7
Angola 432 442 2.3
Cameroon 1,171 1,216 3.8
Central African Republic 23 40 73.9
Chad 90 95 5.6
Congo 3 9 200.0
Equatorial Guinea 94 79 -16.0
Gabon 125 105 -16.0
São Tomé & Príncipe 4 5 25.0
Zaire/Congo 429 340 -20.7
North Africa 5,218 4,487 -14.0
Algeria 177 148 -16.4
Egypt 2,155 1,822 -15.5
Libya 33 39 18.2
Morocco 2,034 1,835 -9.8
Sudan 431 279 -35.3
Tunisia 381 341 -10.5
Western Sahara 4 23 475.0
North Africa, Unspecified 3 0 -100.0
Southern Africa 3,017 2,679 -11.2
Botswana 688 488 -29.1
Lesotho 38 39 2.6
Namibia 111 95 -14.4
South Africa 2,095 1,971 -5.9
Swaziland 84 86 2.4
Southern Africa, Unspecified 1 0 -100.0
West Africa 13,590 13,821 1.7
Benin 171 168 -1.8
Burkina Faso 162 191 17.9
Cape Verde 79 52 -34.2
Côte d’Ivoire 675 636 -5.8
Gambia 464 523 12.7
Ghana 3,032 3,288 8.4
Guinea 249 250 0.4
Guinea-Bissau 13 16 23.1
Liberia 531 411 -22.6
Mali 507 378 -25.4
Mauritania 87 68 -21.8
Niger 177 169 -4.5
Nigeria 5,816 6,140 5.6
Senegal 774 805 4.0
Sierra Leone 340 306 -10.0
St. Helena 0 1 -
Togo 498 413 -17.1
West Africa, Unspecified 15 6 -60.0
ASIA 332,298 324,006 -2.5
East Asia 199,666 189,874 -4.9
China 64,757 61,765 -4.6
Hong Kong 8,076 7,353 -9.0
Japan 45,960 40,835 -11.2
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. 213 174 -18.3
Korea, Republic of 51,519 52,484 1.9
Macao 385 374 -2.9
Mongolia 739 711 -3.8
Taiwan 28,017 26,178 -6.6
East Asia, Unspecified 0 0 -
South/Central Asia 93,767 98,138 4.7
Afghanistan 102 109 6.9
Bangladesh 3,596 3,198 -11.1
Bhutan 68 63 -7.4
India 74,603 79,736 6.9
Kazakhstan 556 538 -3.2
Kyrgyzstan 217 179 -17.5
Nepal 3,729 4,384 17.6
Pakistan 8,123 7,325 -9.8
Republic of Maldives 23 15 -34.8
Sri Lanka 2,094 1,964 -6.2
Tajikistan 167 117 -29.9
Turkmenistan 102 98 -3.9
Uzbekistan 386 412 6.7
South Asia, Unspecified 1 0 -100.0
Southeast Asia 38,865 35,994 -7.4
Brunei 17 13 -23.5
Cambodia 329 330 0.3
East Timor 4 8 100.0
Indonesia 10,432 8,880 -14.9
Laos 108 65 -39.8
Malaysia 6,595 6,483 -1.7
Myanmar 870 691 -20.6
Philippines 3,576 3,467 -3.0
Singapore 4,189 3,955 -5.6
Thailand 9,982 8,937 -10.5
Vietnam 2,722 3,165 16.3
Southeast Asia, Unspecified 41 0 -100.0
MIDDLE EAST 34,803 31,852 -8.5
Bahrain 451 444 -1.6
Cyprus 1,834 1,562 -14.8
Iran 2,258 2,321 2.8
Iraq 127 120 -5.5
Israel 3,521 3,474 -1.3
Jordan 2,173 1,853 -14.7
Kuwait 2,212 1,846 -16.5
Lebanon 2,364 2,179 -7.8
Oman 540 445 -17.6
Palestinian Authority 287 247 -13.9
Qatar 441 354 -19.7
Saudi Arabia 4,175 3,521 -15.7
Syria 642 556 -13.4
Turkey 11,601 11,398 -1.7
United Arab Emirates 1,792 1,248 -30.4
Yemen 375 284 -24.3
Middle East, Unspecified 10 0 -100.0
EUROPE 78,001 74,134 -5.0
Eastern Europe 29,167 27,710 -5.0
Albania 1,106 916 -17.2
Armenia 390 412 5.6
Azerbaijan 277 238 -14.1
Belarus 417 422 1.2
Bosnia & Herzegovina 528 433 -18.0
Bulgaria 3,725 3,734 0.2
Croatia 735 660 -10.2
Czech Republic 1,180 1,052 -10.8
Czechoslovakia, Former 0 7 -
Estonia 298 271 -9.1
Georgia 377 373 -1.1
Hungary 1,200 997 -16.9
Latvia 447 424 -5.1
Lithuania 647 691 6.8
Macedonia 305 349 14.4
Moldova 268 266 -0.7
Poland 2,744 2,913 6.2
Romania 3,407 3,320 -2.6
Russia 6,238 5,532 -11.3
Slovakia 610 585 -4.1
Slovenia 238 209 -12.2
Ukraine 2,070 2,004 -3.2
U.S.S.R., Former 0 50 -
Yugoslavia, Former 1,959 1,851 -5.5
Eastern Europe, Unspecified 1 1 0.0
Western Europe 48,834 46,424 -4.9
Andorra 11 9 -18.2
Austria 1,060 899 -15.2
Belgium 847 823 -2.8
Denmark 901 859 -4.7
Finland 739 619 -16.2
France 7,223 6,818 -5.6
Germany 9,302 8,745 -6.0
Gibraltar 3 0 -100.0
Greece 2,341 2,126 -9.2
Iceland 537 488 -9.1
Ireland 1,055 1,020 -3.3
Italy 3,287 3,308 0.6
Liechtenstein 9 6 -33.3
Luxembourg 73 50 -31.5
Malta 38 30 -21.1
Monaco 13 8 -38.5
Netherlands 1,672 1,505 -10.0
Norway 1,568 1,471 -6.2
Portugal 881 880 -0.1
San Marino 4 2 -50.0
Spain 3,633 3,631 -0.1
Sweden 3,709 3,116 -16.0
Switzerland 1,562 1,561 -0.1
United Kingdom 8,326 8,439 1.4
Vatican City 6 11 83.3
Western Europe, Unspecified 34 0 -100.0
LATIN AMERICA 68,950 69,658 1.0
Caribbean 14,895 15,606 4.8
Anguilla 46 62 34.8
Antigua 215 240 11.6
Aruba 55 60 9.1
Bahamas 2,012 2,030 0.9
Barbados 590 569 -3.6
British Virgin Islands 113 145 28.3
Cayman Islands 203 191 -5.9
Cuba 141 132 -6.4
Dominica 288 232 -19.4
Dominican Republic 983 998 1.5
Grenada 317 229 -27.8
Guadeloupe 8 5 -37.5
Haiti 910 1,074 18.0
Jamaica 4,723 4,994 5.7
Martinique 6 9 50.0
Montserrat 13 6 -53.8
Netherlands Antilles 330 225 -31.8
St. Kitts-Nevis 172 167 -2.9
St. Lucia 331 299 -9.7
St. Vincent 172 183 6.4
Trinidad & Tobago 3,127 3,638 16.3
Turks & Caicos Islands 54 78 44.4
Windward Islands 1 0 -100.0
Caribbean, Unspecified 85 40 -52.9
Central America/Mexico 18,856 19,264 2.2
Belize 489 501 2.5
Costa Rica 951 907 -4.6
El Salvador 971 976 0.5
Guatemala 1,045 1,030 -1.4
Honduras 985 1,089 10.6
Mexico 12,801 13,329 4.1
Nicaragua 480 473 -1.5
Panama 1,134 958 -15.5
Central America/Mexico, Unspec. 0 1 -
South America 35,199 34,788 -1.2
Argentina 3,644 3,644 0.0
Bolivia 1,051 1,004 -4.5
Brazil 8,388 7,799 -7.0
Chile 1,723 1,612 -6.4
Colombia 7,771 7,533 -3.1
Ecuador 2,398 2,345 -2.2
Falkland Islands 0 0 -
French Guiana 4 1 -75.0
Guyana 503 503 0.0
Paraguay 418 343 -17.9
Peru 3,376 3,771 11.7
Suriname 97 126 29.9
Uruguay 493 532 7.9
Venezuela 5,333 5,575 4.5
South America, Unspecified 0 0 -
NORTH AMERICA 27,227 27,650 1.6
Bermuda 714 633 -11.3
Canada 26,513 27,017 1.9
OCEANIA 4,811 4,534 -5.8
Australia 2,777 2,706 -2.6
Cook Islands 5 3 -40.0
Fed. States of Micronesia 198 182 -8.1
Fiji 212 177 -16.5
French Polynesia 80 97 21.3
Kiribati 47 53 12.8
Marshall Islands 31 24 -22.6
Nauru 3 0 -100.0
New Caledonia 9 9 0.0
New Zealand 1,041 962 -7.6
Niue 17 11 -35.3
Norfolk Island 1 0 -100.0
Palau 57 45 -21.1
Papua New Guinea 37 32 -13.5
Solomon Islands 10 9 -10.0
Tonga 144 111 -22.9
Tuvalu 9 5 -44.4
Vanuatu 8 5 -37.5
Western Samoa 125 103 -17.6
Pacific Islands, Unspecified 0 0 -
STATELESS 33 19 -42.4
UNKNOWN - 2,506 -
WORLD TOTAL 586,323 572,509 -2.4

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2004). "All Places of Origin of International Students, 2002/03-2003/04." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors