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2007/08 -2008/09

TOP 25 DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2007/08 & 2008/09
Rank Destination 2007/08 2008/09 2008/09 % of Total % Change
WORLD TOTAL 262,416 260,327 100.0 -0.8
1 United Kingdom 33,333 31,342 12.0 -6.0
2 Italy 30,670 27,362 10.5 -10.8
3 Spain 25,212 24,169 9.3 -4.1
4 France 17,336 16,910 6.5 -2.5
5 China 13,165 13,674 5.3 3.9
6 Australia 11,042 11,140 4.3 0.9
7 Germany 8,253 8,330 3.2 0.9
8 Mexico 9,928 7,320 2.8 -26.3
9 Ireland 6,881 6,858 2.6 -0.3
10 Costa Rica 6,096 6,363 2.4 4.4
11 Japan 5,710 5,784 2.2 1.3
12 Argentina 4,109 4,705 1.8 14.5
13 South Africa 3,700 4,160 1.6 12.4
14 Czech Republic 3,417 3,664 1.4 7.2
15 Greece 3,847 3,616 1.4 -6.0
16 Chile 2,739 3,503 1.3 27.9
17 Ecuador 2,814 2,859 1.1 1.6
18 Austria 3,356 2,836 1.1 -15.5
19 Brazil 2,723 2,777 1.1 2.0
20 New Zealand 2,629 2,769 1.1 5.3
21 India 3,146 2,690 1.0 -14.5
22 Netherlands 2,038 2,318 0.9 13.7
23 Denmark 1,855 2,244 0.9 21.0
24 Peru 1,638 2,163 0.8 32.1
25 South Korea 1,597 2,062 0.8 29.1

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2010). "Top 25 Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2007/08-2008/09." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors