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2010/11 - 2011/12

TOP 25 DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2010/11 - 2011/12 
Rank Destination 2010/11 2011/12 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 273,996 283,332 100.0 3.4
1 United Kingdom 33,182 34,660 12.2 4.5
2 Italy 30,361 29,645 10.5 -2.4
3 Spain 25,965 26,480 9.3 2.0
4 France 17,019 17,168 6.1 0.9
5 China 14,596 14,887 5.3 2.0
6 Germany 9,018 9,370 3.3 3.9
7 Australia 9,736 9,324 3.3 -4.2
8 Costa Rica 7,230 7,900 2.8 9.3
9 Ireland 7,007 7,640 2.7 9.0
10 Japan 4,134 5,283 1.9 27.8
11 Argentina 4,589 4,763 1.7 3.8
12 India 4,345 4,593 1.6 5.7
13 South Africa 4,337 4,540 1.6 4.7
14 Brazil 3,485 4,060 1.4 16.5
15 Mexico 4,167 3,815 1.3 -8.4
16 Ecuador 3,107 3,572 1.3 15.0
17 Czech Republic 3,291 3,477 1.2 5.7
18 Israel 3,441 3,189 1.1 -7.3
19 Chile 3,280 3,064 1.1 -6.6
20 New Zealand 2,900 2,969 1.0 2.4
21 Denmark 2,478 2,876 1.0 16.1
22 Greece 3,428 2,701 1.0 -21.2
23 South Korea 2,487 2,695 1.0 8.4
24 Peru 2,448 2,680 0.9 9.5
25 Austria 2,736 2,657 0.9 -2.9

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2013). "Top 25 Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2010/11 -2011/12." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors