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U.S. Study Abroad: Leading Destinations

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2005/06 - 2006/07

TOP 20 DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2005/06 & 2006/07
Rank Destination 2005/06 2006/07 2006/07 % of Total % Change
WORLD TOTAL 223,534 241,791 100.0 8.5
1 United Kingdom 32,109 32,705 13.5 1.9
2 Italy 26,078 27,831 11.5 6.7
3 Spain 21,881 24,005 9.9 9.7
4 France 15,602 17,233 7.1 10.5
5 China 8,830 11,064 4.6 25.3
6 Australia 10,980 10,747 4.4 -2.1
7 Mexico 10,022 9,461 3.9 -5.6
8 Germany 6,858 7,355 3.0 7.2
9 Ireland 5,499 5,790 2.4 5.3
10 Costa Rica 5,518 5,383 2.2 -2.4
11 Japan 4,411 5,012 2.1 13.6
12 Argentina 2,865 3,617 1.5 26.2
13 Greece 3,227 3,417 1.4 5.9
14 South Africa 2,512 3,216 1.3 28.0
15 Czech Republic 2,846 3,145 1.3 10.5
16 Chile 2,578 2,824 1.2 9.6
17 Ecuador 2,171 2,813 1.2 29.6
18 Austria 2,792 2,810 1.2 0.6
19 New Zealand 2,542 2,718 1.1 6.9
20 India 2,115 2,627 1.1 24.2

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2008). "Leading Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2005/06-2006/07." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors