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U.S. Study Abroad: Leading Destinations

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2008/09 -2009/10

TOP 25 DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2008/09 - 2009/10
Rank Destination 2008/09 2009/10 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 260,327 270,604 100.0 3.9%
1 United Kingdom 31,342 32,683 12.1 4.3%
2 Italy 27,362 27,940 10.3 2.1%
3 Spain 24,169 25,411 9.4 5.1%
4 France 16,910 17,161 6.3 1.5%
5 China 13,674 13,910 5.1 1.7%
6 Australia 11,140 9,962 3.7 -10.6%
7 Germany 8,330 8,551 3.2 2.7%
8 Mexico 7,320 7,157 2.6 -2.2%
9 Ireland 6,858 6,798 2.5 -0.9%
10 Costa Rica 6,363 6,262 2.3 -1.6%
11 Japan 5,784 6,166 2.3 6.6%
12 Argentina 4,705 4,835 1.8 2.8%
13 South Africa 4,160 4,313 1.6 3.7%
14 India 2,690 3,884 1.4 44.4%
15 Greece 3,616 3,700 1.4 2.3%
16 Czech Republic 3,664 3,409 1.3 -7.0%
17 Israel 1,958 3,146 1.2 60.7%
18 Chile 3,503 3,115 1.2 -11.1%
19 New Zealand 2,769 3,113 1.2 12.4%
20 Brazil 2,777 3,099 1.1 11.6%
21 Ecuador 2,859 2,960 1.1 3.5%
22 Austria 2,836 2,701 1.0 -4.8%
23 Netherlands 2,318 2,369 0.9 2.2%
24 Peru 2,163 2,316 0.9 7.1%
25 Denmark 2,244 2,228 0.8 -0.7%

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2011). "Top 25 Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2008/09 -2009/10." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors