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2007/08 - 2008/09

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2007/08 - 2008/09 
Rank Place of Origin 2007/08 2008/09 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 623,805 671,616 100.0 7.7
1 India 94,563 103,260 15.4 9.2
2 China 81,127 98,235 14.6 21.1
3 South Korea 69,124 75,065 11.2 8.6
4 Canada 29,051 29,697 4.4 2.2
5 Japan 33,974 29,264 4.4 -13.9
6 Taiwan 29,001 28,065 4.2 -3.2
7 Mexico 14,837 14,850 2.2 0.1
8 Vietnam 8,769 12,823 1.9 46.2
9 Saudi Arabia 9,873 12,661 1.9 28.2
10 Turkey 12,030 12,148 1.8 1.0
11 Nepal 8,936 11,581 1.7 29.6
12 Germany 8,907 9,679 1.4 8.7
13 Brazil 7,578 8,767 1.3 15.7
14 Thailand 9,004 8,736 1.3 -3.0
15 United Kingdom 8,367 8,701 1.3 4.0
16 Hong Kong 8,286 8,329 1.2 0.5
17 Indonesia 7,692 7,509 1.1 -2.4
18 France 7,050 7,421 1.1 5.3
19 Colombia 6,662 7,013 1.0 5.3
20 Nigeria 6,222 6,256 0.9 0.5
21 Malaysia 5,428 5,942 0.9 9.5
22 Kenya 5,838 5,877 0.9 0.7
23 Pakistan 5,345 5,298 0.8 -0.9
24 Russia 4,906 4,908 0.7 0.0
25 Venezuela 4,446 4,678 0.7 5.2

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2009). "Leading Places of Origin of International Students, 2007/08-2008/09." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors

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