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U.S. Study Abroad: Leading Destinations

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2004/05 - 2005/06

TOP 20 DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2004/05 & 2005/06
Rank Destination 2004/05 2005/06 2005/06 % of Total % Change
WORLD TOTAL 205,983 223,534 100.0 8.5
1 United Kingdom 32,071 32,109 14.4 0.1
2 Italy 24,858 26,078 11.7 4.9
3 Spain 20,806 21,881 9.8 5.2
4 France 15,374 15,602 7.0 1.5
5 Australia 10,813 10,980 4.9 1.5
6 Mexico 9,244 10,022 4.5 8.4
7 China 6,389 8,830 4.0 38.2
8 Germany 6,557 6,858 3.1 4.6
9 Costa Rica 4,887 5,518 2.5 12.9
10 Ireland 5,083 5,499 2.5 8.2
11 Japan 4,100 4,411 2.0 7.6
12 Greece 2,445 3,227 1.4 32.0
13 Argentina 2,013 2,865 1.3 42.3
14 Czech Republic 2,494 2,846 1.3 14.1
15 Austria 2,757 2,792 1.2 1.3
16 Chile 2,393 2,578 1.2 7.7
17 New Zealand 2,657 2,542 1.1 -4.3
18 South Africa 2,304 2,512 1.1 9.0
19 Brazil 1,994 2,328 1.0 16.8
20 Ecuador 1,711 2,171 1.0 26.9

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2007). "Leading Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2004/05-2005/06." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors