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International Students: Leading Places of Origin

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2006/07 - 2007/08

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2006/07 - 2007/08
Rank Place of Origin 2006/07 2007/08 2007/08 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 582,984 623,805 100.0 7.0
1 India 83,833 94,563 15.2 12.8
2 China 67,723 81,127 13.0 19.8
3 South Korea 62,392 69,124 11.1 10.8
4 Japan 35,282 33,974 5.4 -3.7
5 Canada 28,280 29,051 4.7 2.7
6 Taiwan 29,094 29,001 4.6 -0.3
7 Mexico 13,826 14,837 2.4 7.3
8 Turkey 11,506 12,030 1.9 4.6
9 Saudi Arabia 7,886 9,873 1.6 25.2
10 Thailand 8,886 9,004 1.4 1.3
11 Nepal 7,754 8,936 1.4 15.2
12 Germany 8,656 8,907 1.4 2.9
13 Vietnam 6,036 8,769 1.4 45.3
14 United Kingdom 8,438 8,367 1.3 -0.8
15 Hong Kong 7,722 8,286 1.3 7.3
16 Indonesia 7,338 7,692 1.2 4.8
17 Brazil 7,126 7,578 1.2 6.3
18 France 6,704 7,050 1.1 5.2
19 Colombia 6,750 6,662 1.1 -1.3
20 Nigeria 5,943 6,222 1.0 4.7

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2008). "Leading Places of Origin of International Students, 2006/07-2007/08." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors