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2011/12 - 2012/13

TOP 25 DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2011/12 - 2012/13
Rank Destination 2011/12 2012/13 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 283,332 289,408 100.0 2.1
1 United Kingdom 34,660 36,210 12.5 4.5
2 Italy 29,645 29,848 10.3 0.7
3 Spain 26,480 26,281 9.1 -0.8
4 France 17,168 17,210 5.9 0.2
5 China 14,887 14,413 5.0 -3.2
6 Germany 9,370 9,544 3.3 1.9
7 Costa Rica 7,900 8,497 2.9 7.6
8 Australia 9,324 8,320 2.9 -10.8
9 Ireland 7,640 8,084 2.8 5.8
10 Japan 5,283 5,758 2.0 9.0
11 South Africa 4,540 5,337 1.8 17.6
12 Argentina 4,763 4,549 1.6 -4.5
13 India 4,593 4,377 1.5 -4.7
14 Brazil 4,060 4,223 1.5 4.0
15 Mexico 3,815 3,730 1.3 -2.2
16 Czech Republic 3,477 3,552 1.2 2.2
17 Ecuador 3,572 3,438 1.2 -3.8
18 Denmark 2,876 3,302 1.1 14.8
19 South Korea 2,695 3,042 1.1 12.9
20 Peru 2,680 2,956 1.0 10.3
21 Chile 3,064 2,879 1.0 -6.0
22 Israel 3,189 2,798 1.0 -12.3
23 New Zealand 2,969 2,793 1.0 -5.9
24 Austria 2,657 2,673 0.9 0.6
25 Netherlands 2,485 2,637 0.9 6.1

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2014). "Top 25 Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2011/12 -2012/13." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors