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2006/07 - 2007/08

TOP 25 DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2006/07 & 2007/08
Rank Destination 2006/07 2007/08 2007/08 % of Total % Change
WORLD TOTAL 241,791 262,416 100.0 8.5
1 United Kingdom 32,705 33,333 12.7 1.9
2 Italy 27,831 30,670 11.7 10.2
3 Spain 24,005 25,212 9.6 5.0
4 France 17,233 17,336 6.6 0.6
5 China 11,064 13,165 5.0 19.0
6 Australia 10,747 11,042 4.2 2.7
7 Mexico 9,461 9,928 3.8 4.9
8 Germany 7,355 8,253 3.1 12.2
9 Ireland 5,790 6,881 2.6 18.8
10 Costa Rica 5,383 6,096 2.3 13.2
11 Japan 5,012 5,710 2.2 13.9
12 Argentina 3,617 4,109 1.6 13.6
13 Greece 3,417 3,847 1.5 12.6
14 South Africa 3,216 3,700 1.4 15.0
15 Czech Republic 3,145 3,417 1.3 8.6
16 Austria 2,810 3,356 1.3 19.4
17 India 2,627 3,146 1.2 19.8
18 Ecuador 2,813 2,814 1.1 0.0
19 Chile 2,824 2,739 1.0 -3.0
20 Brazil 2,524 2,723 1.0 7.9
21 New Zealand 2,718 2,629 1.0 -3.3
22 Israel 2,226 2,322 0.9 4.3
23 Netherlands 2,139 2,038 0.8 -4.7
24 Switzerland 1,771 1,942 0.7 9.7
25 Russia 1,716 1,857 0.7 8.2

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2009). "Leading Destinations for U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2006/07-2007/08." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors