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2008/09 - 2009/10

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TOTALS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2008/09 - 2009/10
Place of Origin 2008/09 2009/10 % Change
AFRICA 36,937 37,062 0.3
Africa, Unspecified 28 0 -100.0
East Africa 10,411 9,872 -5.2
Burundi 85 113 32.9
Djibouti 13 3 -76.9
Eritrea 168 164 -2.4
Ethiopia 1,583 1,553 -1.9
Kenya 5,877 5,384 -8.4
Rwanda 366 451 23.2
Seychelles 9 5 -44.4
Somalia 40 36 -10.0
Sudan 217 213 -1.8
Tanzania 1,217 1,098 -9.8
Uganda 836 852 1.9
Central Africa 2,819 2,872 1.9
Cameroon 1,826 1,881 3.0
Central African Republic 42 32 -23.8
Chad 138 96 -30.4
Congo, Rep. of 208 229 10.1
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 247 249 0.8
Equatorial Guinea 94 78 -17.0
Gabon 262 306 16.8
São Tomé & Príncipe 2 1 -50.0
North Africa 4,229 4,941 16.8
Algeria 172 178 3.5
Egypt 1,915 2,271 18.6
Libya 667 1,064 59.5
Morocco 1,169 1,120 -4.2
Tunisia 306 308 0.7
Southern Africa 5,613 5,313 -5.3
Angola 544 615 13.1
Botswana 298 212 -28.9
Comoros 23 50 117.4
Lesotho 61 48 -21.3
Madagascar 123 142 15.4
Malawi 315 274 -13.0
Mauritius 221 210 -5.0
Mozambique 89 88 -1.1
Namibia 60 76 26.7
Reunion 8 2 -75.0
South Africa 1,703 1,656 -2.8
Swaziland 156 140 -10.3
Zambia 743 641 -13.7
Zimbabwe 1,269 1,159 -8.7
West Africa 13,837 14,064 1.6
Benin 328 342 4.3
Burkina Faso 568 680 19.7
Cape Verde 100 42 -58.0
Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast 806 867 7.6
Gambia 328 299 -8.8
Ghana 2,988 2,951 -1.2
Guinea 190 180 -5.3
Guinea-Bissau 17 15 -11.8
Liberia 261 231 -11.5
Mali 479 500 4.4
Mauritania 59 52 -11.9
Niger 249 228 -8.4
Nigeria 6,256 6,568 5.0
Senegal 642 624 -2.8
Sierra Leone 173 173 0.0
St. Helena 12 2 -83.3
Togo 381 310 -18.6
ASIA 415,000 435,667 5.0
Asia, Unspecified 81 0 -100.0
East Asia 240,952 261,125 8.4
China 98,235 127,628 29.9
Hong Kong 8,329 8,034 -3.5
Japan 29,264 24,842 -15.1
Macau 429 468 9.1
Mongolia 1,522 1,258 -17.3
North Korea 43 57 32.6
South Korea 75,065 72,153 -3.9
Taiwan 28,065 26,685 -4.9
South and Central Asia 129,572 130,725 0.9
Afghanistan 407 426 4.7
Bangladesh 2,706 2,619 -3.2
Bhutan 109 126 15.6
India 103,260 104,897 1.6
Kazakhstan 1,714 1,936 13.0
Kyrgyzstan 275 274 -0.4
Maldives 36 39 8.3
Nepal 11,581 11,233 -3.0
Pakistan 5,298 5,222 -1.4
Sri Lanka 2,976 2,957 -0.6
Tajikistan 342 288 -15.8
Turkmenistan 180 195 8.3
Uzbekistan 688 513 -25.4
Southeast Asia 44,395 43,817 -1.3
Brunei 39 43 10.3
Cambodia 353 347 -1.7
East Timor 31 26 -16.1
Indonesia 7,509 6,943 -7.5
Laos 80 64 -20.0
Malaysia 5,942 6,190 4.2
Myanmar/Burma 667 695 4.2
Philippines 4,226 3,815 -9.7
Singapore 3,989 4,051 1.6
Thailand 8,736 8,531 -2.3
Vietnam 12,823 13,112 2.3
EUROPE 87,648 85,084 -2.9
Albania 757 790 4.4
Andorra 12 11 -8.3
Armenia 401 374 -6.7
Austria 909 994 9.4
Azerbaijan 364 409 12.4
Belarus 443 408 -7.9
Belgium 858 845 -1.5
Bosnia and Herzegovina 409 404 -1.2
Bulgaria 2,889 2,495 -13.6
Croatia 617 623 1.0
Cyprus 696 586 -15.8
Czech Republic 925 828 -10.5
Denmark 999 989 -1.0
Estonia 270 220 -18.5
Finland 753 663 -12.0
France 7,421 7,716 4.0
Georgia 407 448 10.1
Germany 9,679 9,548 -1.4
Gibraltar 6 18 200.0
Greece 1,896 1,837 -3.1
Hungary 680 664 -2.4
Iceland 382 407 6.5
Ireland 1,059 1,212 14.4
Italy 3,945 4,072 3.2
Kosovo 75 88 17.3
Latvia 320 286 -10.6
Liechtenstein 8 8 0.0
Lithuania 420 361 -14.0
Luxembourg 87 56 -35.6
Macedonia 329 278 -15.5
Malta 37 32 -13.5
Moldova 485 441 -9.1
Monaco 12 23 91.7
Montenegro 120 94 -21.7
Netherlands 1,870 1,830 -2.1
Norway 1,349 1,467 8.7
Poland 2,772 2,264 -18.3
Portugal 974 1,015 4.2
Romania 2,612 2,204 -15.6
Russia 4,908 4,827 -1.7
San Marino 2 2 0.0
Serbia 1,234 1,175 -4.8
Slovakia 543 466 -14.2
Slovenia 199 192 -3.5
Spain 3,849 3,971 3.2
Sweden 3,279 3,116 -5.0
Switzerland 1,316 1,284 -2.4
Turkey 12,148 12,397 2.0
Ukraine 1,716 1,727 0.6
United Kingdom 8,701 8,861 1.8
Vatican City/Holy See 3 1 -66.7
Yugoslavia, Former 58 57 -1.7
Europe, Unspecified 1,445 0 -100.0
LATIN AMERICA 67,731 65,632 -3.1
Latin America, Unspecified 20 0 -100.0
Caribbean 13,320 13,112 -1.6
Anguilla 71 65 -8.5
Antigua and Barbuda 189 213 12.7
Aruba 124 72 -41.9
Bahamas 1,773 1,828 3.1
Barbados 452 360 -20.4
British Virgin Islands 96 122 27.1
Cayman Islands 164 158 -3.7
Cuba 84 88 4.8
Dominica 285 301 5.6
Dominican Republic 1,387 1,400 0.9
Grenada 298 231 -22.5
Guadeloupe 14 14 0.0
Haiti 857 1,012 18.1
Jamaica 3,902 3,530 -9.5
Martinique 7 8 14.3
Montserrat 13 15 15.4
Netherlands Antilles 187 244 30.5
St. Kitts & Nevis 310 244 -21.3
St. Lucia 331 529 59.8
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 122 124 1.6
Trinidad and Tobago 2,475 2,402 -2.9
Turks and Caicos Islands 169 146 -13.6
Caribbean, Unspecified 10 6 -40.0
Mexico and Central America 21,430 19,956 -6.9
Belize 468 415 -11.3
Costa Rica 1,027 1,089 6.0
El Salvador 1,184 1,208 2.0
Guatemala 1,094 992 -9.3
Honduras 1,226 1,337 9.1
Mexico 14,850 13,450 -9.4
Nicaragua 448 383 -14.5
Panama 1,133 1,082 -4.5
South America 32,961 32,564 -1.2
Argentina 2,380 2,165 -9.0
Bolivia 1,067 1,039 -2.6
Brazil 8,767 8,786 0.2
Chile 1,953 2,055 5.2
Colombia 7,013 6,920 -1.3
Ecuador 2,268 2,232 -1.6
Falkland Islands 33 1 -97.0
French Guiana 4 2 -50.0
Guyana 280 296 5.7
Paraguay 380 340 -10.5
Peru 3,598 3,279 -8.9
Suriname 93 101 8.6
Uruguay 447 390 -12.8
Venezuela 4,678 4,958 6.0
MIDDLE EAST 29,140 33,797 16.0
Bahrain 431 415 -3.7
Iran 3,533 4,731 33.9
Iraq 359 423 17.8
Israel 3,060 2,778 -9.2
Jordan 2,225 1,995 -10.3
Kuwait 2,031 2,442 20.2
Lebanon 1,823 1,608 -11.8
Oman 271 286 5.5
Palestinian Territories 362 304 -16.0
Qatar 463 663 43.2
Saudi Arabia 12,661 15,810 24.9
Syria 454 424 -6.6
United Arab Emirates 1,218 1,653 35.7
Yemen 249 265 6.4
NORTH AMERICA 30,107 28,574 -5.1
Bermuda 410 429 4.6
Canada 29,697 28,145 -5.2
OCEANIA 5,053 5,091 0.8
Australia 3,203 3,296 2.9
Cook Islands 1 9 800.0
Fiji 192 157 -18.2
French Polynesia 35 28 -20.0
Kiribati 30 31 3.3
Marshall Islands 63 51 -19.0
Micronesia 118 115 -2.5
Nauru 6 2 -66.7
New Caledonia 7 12 71.4
New Zealand 1,074 1,103 2.7
Niue 11 36 227.3
Norfolk Island 0 5 -
Palau 33 32 -3.0
Papua New Guinea 56 52 -7.1
Samoa 94 43 -54.3
Solomon Islands 6 8 33.3
Tonga 115 102 -11.3
Tuvalu 4 2 -50.0
Vanuatu 5 5 0.0
Wallis and Futuna 0 2 -
Stateless 0 16 -
WORLD TOTAL 671,616 690,923 2.9

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2010). "International Student Totals by Place of Origin, 2008/09-2009/10." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors