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2009/10 - 2010/11

TOP 25 DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2009/10 - 2010/11 
Rank Destination 2009/10 2010/11 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 270,604 273,996 100.0 1.3
1 United Kingdom 32,683 33,182 12.1 1.5
2 Italy 27,940 30,361 11.1 8.7
3 Spain 25,411 25,965 9.5 2.2
4 France 17,161 17,019 6.2 -0.8
5 China 13,910 14,596 5.3 4.9
6 Australia 9,962 9,736 3.6 -2.3
7 Germany 8,551 9,018 3.3 5.5
8 Costa Rica 6,262 7,230 2.6 15.5
9 Ireland 6,798 7,007 2.6 3.1
10 Argentina 4,835 4,589 1.7 -5.1
11 India 3,884 4,345 1.6 11.9
12 South Africa 4,313 4,337 1.6 0.6
13 Mexico 7,157 4,167 1.5 -41.8
14 Japan 6,166 4,134 1.5 -33.0
15 Brazil 3,099 3,485 1.3 12.5
16 Israel 3,146 3,441 1.3 9.4
17 Greece 3,700 3,428 1.3 -7.4
18 Czech Republic 3,409 3,291 1.2 -3.5
19 Chile 3,115 3,280 1.2 5.3
20 Ecuador 2,960 3,107 1.1 5.0
21 New Zealand 3,113 2,900 1.1 -6.8
22 Austria 2,701 2,736 1.0 1.3
23 South Korea 2,137 2,487 0.9 16.4
24 Denmark 2,228 2,478 0.9 11.2
25 Netherlands 2,369 2,467 0.9 4.1

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2012). "Top 25 Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2009/10 -2010/11." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors