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2008/09 - 2009/10

HOST REGIONS AND DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2008/09 - 2009/10
Destination 2008/09 2009/10 % Change
       
AFRICA 13,681 14,769 8.0
       
East Africa 2,694 3,076 14.2
Djibouti 0 23 -
Eritrea 1 3 200.0
Ethiopia 133 191 43.6
Kenya 881 1,198 36.0
Rwanda 203 126 -37.9
Somalia 1 1 0.0
Sudan 1 1 0.0
Tanzania 863 962 11.5
Uganda 611 571 -6.5
       
Central Africa 167 103 -38.3
Cameroon 134 70 -47.8
Central African Republic 0 2 -
Chad 0 1 -
Congo, Republic of 1 1 0.0
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 1 4 300.0
Equatorial Guinea 21 18 -14.3
Gabon 2 0 -100.0
São Tomé and Príncipe 8 7 -12.5
       
North Africa 2,776 3,322 19.7
Algeria 0 1 -
Egypt 1,781 1,923 8.0
Morocco 865 1,257 45.3
Tunisia 130 141 8.5
       
Southern Africa 5,189 5,317 2.5
Angola 1 1 0.0
Botswana 183 215 17.5
Lesotho 89 27 -69.7
Madagascar 70 100 42.9
Malawi 139 126 -9.4
Mauritius 1 4 300.0
Mozambique 25 11 -56.0
Namibia 220 226 2.7
Reunion 8 1 -87.5
South Africa 4,160 4,313 3.7
Swaziland 81 51 -37.0
Zambia 185 233 25.9
Zimbabwe 27 9 -66.7
       
West Africa 2,855 2,920 2.3
Benin 36 59 63.9
Burkina Faso 71 28 -60.6
Cape Verde 3 14 366.7
Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast 0 1 -
Gambia 65 18 -72.3
Ghana 2,030 2,132 5.0
Liberia 42 35 -16.7
Mali 77 101 31.2
Mauritania 2 14 600.0
Niger 80 29 -63.8
Nigeria 42 35 -16.7
Senegal 384 381 -0.8
Sierra Leone 13 69 430.8
Togo 10 4 -60.0
       
ASIA 29,737 32,340 8.8
       
East Asia 23,344 24,318 4.2
China 13,674 13,910 1.7
Hong Kong 1,155 1,196 3.5
Japan 5,784 6,166 6.6
Macau 0 6 -
Mongolia 72 53 -26.4
South Korea 2,062 2,137 3.6
Taiwan 597 850 42.4
       
South and Central Asia 2,967 4,317 45.5
Afghanistan 0 22 -
Bangladesh 84 132 57.1
Bhutan 1 22 2,100.0
India 2,690 3,884 44.4
Kazakhstan 22 21 -4.5
Kyrgyzstan 4 2 -50.0
Maldives 1 3 200.0
Nepal 123 145 17.9
Pakistan 5 10 100.0
Sri Lanka 22 25 13.6
Tajikistan 10 39 290.0
Turkmenistan 2 0 -100.0
Uzbekistan 3 12 300.0
       
Southeast Asia 3,426 3,705 8.1
Brunei 0 1 -
Cambodia 183 320 74.9
East Timor 0 4 -
Indonesia 176 221 25.6
Laos 23 20 -13.0
Malaysia 137 125 -8.8
Myanmar/Burma 3 18 500.0
Philippines 158 238 50.6
Singapore 612 841 37.4
Thailand 1,462 1,231 -15.8
Vietnam 672 686 2.1
       
EUROPE 141,955 144,840 2.0
Albania 8 24 200.0
Armenia 43 51 18.6
Austria 2,836 2,701 -4.8
Azerbaijan 22 27 22.7
Belarus 0 8 -
Belgium 1,447 1,244 -14.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 37 54 45.9
Bulgaria 76 55 -27.6
Croatia 298 270 -9.4
Cyprus 171 174 1.8
Czech Republic 3,664 3,409 -7.0
Denmark 2,244 2,228 -0.7
Estonia 73 52 -28.8
Finland 335 211 -37.0
France 16,910 17,161 1.5
Georgia 5 28 460.0
Germany 8,330 8,551 2.7
Gibraltar 2 1 -50.0
Greece 3,616 3,700 2.3
Hungary 897 920 2.6
Iceland 237 266 12.2
Ireland 6,858 6,798 -0.9
Italy 27,362 27,940 2.1
Kosovo 16 22 37.5
Latvia 14 10 -28.6
Liechtenstein 0 1 -
Lithuania 86 88 2.3
Luxembourg 372 389 4.6
Macedonia 34 35 2.9
Malta 95 105 10.5
Moldova 10 1 -90.0
Monaco 22 16 -27.3
Montenegro 0 17 -
Netherlands 2,318 2,369 2.2
Norway 479 440 -8.1
Poland 595 437 -26.6
Portugal 240 198 -17.5
Romania 219 140 -36.1
Russia 1,798 1,828 1.7
Serbia 23 62 169.6
Slovakia 27 76 181.5
Slovenia 88 7 -92.0
Spain 24,169 25,411 5.1
Sweden 1,150 1,002 -12.9
Switzerland 2,004 1,863 -7.0
Turkey 1,261 1,522 20.7
Ukraine 84 198 135.7
United Kingdom 31,342 32,683 4.3
Vatican City/Holy See 38 47 23.7
       
LATIN AMERICA 40,044 40,618 1.4
       
Caribbean 4,222 4,303 1.9
Anguilla 0 14 -
Antigua and Barbuda 21 0 -100.0
Aruba 3 0 -100.0
Bahamas 726 755 4.0
Barbados 160 204 27.5
British Virgin Islands 44 47 6.8
Cayman Islands 65 120 84.6
Cuba 251 298 18.7
Dominica 112 117 4.5
Dominican Republic 1,448 1,324 -8.6
Grenada 36 99 175.0
Guadeloupe 19 2 -89.5
Haiti 78 85 9.0
Jamaica 704 614 -12.8
Martinique 56 70 25.0
Netherlands Antilles 83 124 49.4
St. Kitts and Nevis 36 50 38.9
St. Lucia 61 73 19.7
St. Vincent/Grenadines 0 7 -
Trinidad and Tobago 249 217 -12.9
Turks and Caicos 70 83 18.6
       
Central America & Mexico 19,039 19,058 0.1
Belize 1,333 1,541 15.6
Costa Rica 6,363 6,262 -1.6
El Salvador 381 385 1.0
Guatemala 1,242 1,333 7.3
Honduras 773 631 -18.4
Mexico 7,320 7,157 -2.2
Nicaragua 870 1,058 21.6
Panama 757 691 -8.7
       
South America 16,783 17,288 3.0
Argentina 4,705 4,835 2.8
Bolivia 196 359 83.2
Brazil 2,777 3,099 11.6
Chile 3,503 3,115 -11.1
Colombia 109 180 65.1
Ecuador 2,859 2,960 3.5
Falkland Islands 18 0 -100.0
French Guiana 38 1 -97.4
Guyana 29 51 75.9
Paraguay 53 39 -26.4
Peru 2,163 2,316 7.1
Suriname 0 23 -
Uruguay 160 168 5.0
Venezuela 173 142 -17.9
       
MIDDLE EAST 3,670 4,959 35.1
Bahrain 26 31 19.2
Iran 3 2 -33.3
Iraq 0 2 -
Israel 1,958 3,146 60.7
Jordan 483 745 54.2
Kuwait 25 30 20.0
Lebanon 44 86 95.5
Oman 27 48 77.8
Palestinian Territories 8 27 237.5
Qatar 70 84 20.0
Saudi Arabia 26 14 -46.2
Syria 35 104 197.1
United Arab Emirates 955 634 -33.6
Yemen 10 6 -40.0
       
NORTH AMERICA 1,355 1,899 40.1
Bermuda 91 149 63.7
Canada 1,264 1,750 38.4
       
OCEANIA 14,261 13,566 -4.9
Australia 11,140 9,962 -10.6
Cook Islands 1 6 500.0
Fiji 220 239 8.6
French Polynesia 33 153 363.6
Kiribati 0 1 -
Marshall Islands 4 25 525.0
Micronesia 1 3 200.0
Nauru 1 0 -100.0
New Caledonia 0 1 -
New Zealand 2,769 3,113 12.4
Palau 24 12 -50.0
Papua New Guinea 15 6 -60.0
Samoa 41 8 -80.5
Solomon Islands 11 3 -72.7
Tonga 0 34 -
Vanuatu 1 0 -100.0
       
ANTARCTICA 60 65 8.3
       
MULTIPLE DESTINATIONS 15,564 17,548 12.7
       
WORLD TOTAL 260,327 270,604 3.9

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2011). "Host Regions and 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