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2001/02 - 2002/03

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TOTALS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2001/02 & 2002/03
Place of Origin 2001/02 2002/03 % Change
AFRICA 37,724 40,193 6.5
Africa, Unspecified 0 1 -
East Africa 15,331 15,996 4.3
Burundi 75 66 -12.0
Comoros 44 31 -29.5
Djibouti 8 5 -37.5
Eritrea 161 141 -12.4
Ethiopia 1,133 1,119 -1.2
Kenya 7,097 7,862 10.8
Madagascar 124 119 -4.0
Malawi 475 391 -17.7
Mauritius 251 228 -9.2
Mozambique 106 108 1.9
Reunion 20 4 -80.0
Rwanda 263 149 -43.3
Seychelles 20 19 -5.0
Somalia 87 87 0.0
Tanzania 1,814 1,822 0.4
Uganda 805 776 -3.6
Zambia 819 882 7.7
Zimbabwe 2,029 2,186 7.7
East Africa, Unspecified 0 1 -
Central Africa 1,972 2,371 20.2
Angola 360 432 20.0
Cameroon 967 1,171 21.1
Central African Republic 12 23 91.7
Chad 60 90 50.0
Congo 8 3 -62.5
Equatorial Guinea 35 94 168.6
Gabon 101 125 23.8
São Tomé & Príncipe 7 4 -42.9
Zaire/Congo 422 429 1.7
North Africa 5,593 5,218 -6.7
Algeria 196 177 -9.7
Egypt 2,409 2,155 -10.5
Libya 42 33 -21.4
Morocco 2,102 2,034 -3.2
Sudan 378 431 14.0
Tunisia 458 381 -16.8
Western Sahara 8 4 -50.0
North Africa, Unspecified 0 3 -
Southern Africa 3,443 3,017 -12.4
Botswana 1,004 688 -31.5
Lesotho 39 38 -2.6
Namibia 80 111 38.8
South Africa 2,232 2,095 -6.1
Swaziland 88 84 -4.5
Southern Africa, Unspecified 0 1 -
West Africa 11,385 13,590 19.4
Benin 153 171 11.8
Burkina Faso 135 162 20.0
Cape Verde 57 79 38.6
Côte d’Ivoire 707 675 -4.5
Gambia 401 464 15.7
Ghana 2,672 3,032 13.5
Guinea 220 249 13.2
Guinea-Bissau 21 13 -38.1
Liberia 471 531 12.7
Mali 311 507 63.0
Mauritania 79 87 10.1
Niger 139 177 27.3
Nigeria 4,499 5,816 29.3
Senegal 809 774 -4.3
Sierra Leone 320 340 6.3
St. Helena 1 0 -100.0
Togo 382 498 30.4
West Africa, Unspecified 8 15 87.5
ASIA 324,812 332,298 2.3
East Asia 196,813 199,666 1.4
China 63,211 64,757 2.4
Hong Kong 7,757 8,076 4.1
Japan 46,810 45,960 -1.8
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. 113 213 88.5
Korea, Republic of 49,046 51,519 5.0
Macao 371 385 3.8
Mongolia 574 739 28.7
Taiwan 28,930 28,017 -3.2
East Asia, Unspecified 1 0 -100.0
South & Central Asia 86,131 93,767 8.9
Afghanistan 92 102 10.9
Bangladesh 3,935 3,596 -8.6
Bhutan 78 68 -12.8
India 66,836 74,603 11.6
Kazakhstan 617 556 -9.9
Kyrgyzstan 230 217 -5.7
Nepal 3,019 3,729 23.5
Pakistan 8,644 8,123 -6.0
Republic of Maldives 16 23 43.8
Sri Lanka 2,069 2,094 1.2
Tajikistan 143 167 16.8
Turkmenistan 71 102 43.7
Uzbekistan 381 386 1.3
South Asia, Unspecified 0 1 -
Southeast Asia 41,868 38,865 -7.2
Brunei 27 17 -37.0
Cambodia 247 329 33.2
East Timor 4 4 0.0
Indonesia 11,614 10,432 -10.2
Laos 133 108 -18.8
Malaysia 7,395 6,595 -10.8
Myanmar 875 870 -0.6
Philippines 3,295 3,576 8.5
Singapore 4,141 4,189 1.2
Thailand 11,606 9,982 -14.0
Vietnam 2,531 2,722 7.5
Southeast Asia, Unspecified 0 41 -
MIDDLE EAST 38,545 34,803 -9.7
Bahrain 601 451 -25.0
Cyprus 2,027 1,834 -9.5
Iran 2,216 2,258 1.9
Iraq 147 127 -13.6
Israel 3,458 3,521 1.8
Jordan 2,417 2,173 -10.1
Kuwait 2,966 2,212 -25.4
Lebanon 2,435 2,364 -2.9
Oman 623 540 -13.3
Palestinian Authority 232 287 23.7
Qatar 461 441 -4.3
Saudi Arabia 5,579 4,175 -25.2
Syria 735 642 -12.7
Turkey 12,091 11,601 -4.1
United Arab Emirates 2,121 1,792 -15.5
Yemen 436 375 -14.0
Middle East, Unspecified 0 10 -
EUROPE 81,579 78,001 -4.4
Eastern Europe 29,591 29,167 -1.4
Albania 1,129 1,106 -2.0
Armenia 439 390 -11.2
Azerbaijan 277 277 0.0
Belarus 411 417 1.5
Bosnia & Herzegovina 511 528 3.3
Bulgaria 3,584 3,725 3.9
Croatia 802 735 -8.4
Czech Republic 1,152 1,180 2.4
Czechoslovakia, Former 11 0 -100.0
Estonia 293 298 1.7
Georgia 345 377 9.3
Hungary 1,242 1,200 -3.4
Latvia 434 447 3.0
Lithuania 628 647 3.0
Macedonia 337 305 -9.5
Moldova 269 268 -0.4
Poland 2,606 2,744 5.3
Romania 3,325 3,407 2.5
Russia 6,643 6,238 -6.1
Slovakia 627 610 -2.7
Slovenia 225 238 5.8
Ukraine 2,195 2,070 -5.7
U.S.S.R., Former 79 0 -100.0
Yugoslavia, Former 2,027 1,959 -3.4
Eastern Europe, Unspecified 0 1 -
Western Europe 51,988 48,834 -6.1
Andorra 8 11 37.5
Austria 1,079 1,060 -1.8
Belgium 884 847 -4.2
Denmark 922 901 -2.3
Finland 819 739 -9.8
France 7,401 7,223 -2.4
Germany 9,613 9,302 -3.2
Gibraltar 1 3 200.0
Greece 2,599 2,341 -9.9
Iceland 891 537 -39.7
Ireland 1,053 1,055 0.2
Italy 3,333 3,287 -1.4
Liechtenstein 12 9 -25.0
Luxembourg 61 73 19.7
Malta 51 38 -25.5
Monaco 15 13 -13.3
Netherlands 1,791 1,672 -6.6
Norway 2,323 1,568 -32.5
Portugal 946 881 -6.9
San Marino 2 4 100.0
Spain 4,048 3,633 -10.3
Sweden 4,041 3,709 -8.2
Switzerland 1,680 1,562 -7.0
United Kingdom 8,414 8,326 -1.0
Vatican City 1 6 500.0
Western Europe, Unspecified 0 34 -
LATIN AMERICA 68,358 68,950 0.9
Caribbean 13,879 14,895 7.3
Anguilla 46 46 0.0
Antigua 239 215 -10.0
Aruba 64 55 -14.1
Bahamas 1,973 2,012 2.0
Barbados 580 590 1.7
British Virgin Islands 97 113 16.5
Cayman Islands 211 203 -3.8
Cuba 163 141 -13.5
Dominica 232 288 24.1
Dominican Republic 898 983 9.5
Grenada 185 317 71.4
Guadeloupe 8 8 0.0
Haiti 1,184 910 -23.1
Jamaica 4,286 4,723 10.2
Martinique 13 6 -53.8
Montserrat 6 13 116.7
Netherlands Antilles 335 330 -1.5
St. Kitts-Nevis 146 172 17.8
St. Lucia 269 331 23.0
St. Vincent 131 172 31.3
Trinidad & Tobago 2,668 3,127 17.2
Turks & Caicos Islands 64 54 -15.6
Windward Islands 0 1 -
Caribbean, Unspecified 81 85 4.9
Central America/Mexico 18,826 18,856 0.2
Belize 542 489 -9.8
Costa Rica 966 951 -1.6
El Salvador 917 971 5.9
Guatemala 1,058 1,045 -1.2
Honduras 1,007 985 -2.2
Mexico 12,518 12,801 2.3
Nicaragua 608 480 -21.1
Panama 1,208 1,134 -6.1
Central America & Mexico, Unspecified 2 0 -100.0
South America 35,653 35,199 -1.3
Argentina 3,444 3,644 5.8
Bolivia 953 1,051 10.3
Brazil 8,972 8,388 -6.5
Chile 1,655 1,723 4.1
Colombia 8,068 7,771 -3.7
Ecuador 2,364 2,398 1.4
Falkland Islands 1 0 -100.0
French Guiana 6 4 -33.3
Guyana 359 503 40.1
Paraguay 375 418 11.5
Peru 3,188 3,376 5.9
Suriname 100 97 -3.0
Uruguay 468 493 5.3
Venezuela 5,627 5,333 -5.2
South America, Unspecified 73 0 -100.0
NORTH AMERICA 27,039 27,227 0.7
Bermuda 525 714 36.0
Canada 26,514 26,513 0.0
OCEANIA 4,852 4,811 -0.8
Australia 2,707 2,777 2.6
Cook Islands 4 5 25.0
Fed. States of Micronesia 274 198 -27.7
Fiji 247 212 -14.2
French Polynesia 110 80 -27.3
Kiribati 35 47 34.3
Marshall Islands 40 31 -22.5
Nauru 2 3 50.0
New Caledonia 2 9 350.0
New Zealand 1,046 1,041 -0.5
Niue 18 17 -5.6
Norfolk Island 2 1 -50.0
Palau 45 57 26.7
Papua New Guinea 32 37 15.6
Solomon Islands 8 10 25.0
Tonga 164 144 -12.2
Tuvalu 2 9 350.0
Vanuatu 6 8 33.3
Western Samoa 107 125 16.8
Pacific Islands, Unspecified 1 0 -100.0
STATELESS 87 33 -62.1
WORLD TOTAL 582,996 586,323 0.6

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2003). "All Places of Origin of International Students, 2001/02-2002/03." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors