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2008/09 - 2009/10

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2008/09 - 2009/10
Rank Place of Origin 2008/09 2009/10 2009/10 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 671,616 690,923 100.0 2.9
1 China 98,235 127,628 18.5% 29.9
2 India 103,260 104,897 15.2% 1.6
3 South Korea 75,065 72,153 10.4% -3.9
4 Canada 29,697 28,145 4.1% -5.2
5 Taiwan 28,065 26,685 3.9% -4.9
6 Japan 29,264 24,842 3.6% -15.1
7 Saudi Arabia 12,661 15,810 2.3% 24.9
8 Mexico 14,850 13,450 1.9% -9.4
9 Vietnam 12,823 13,112 1.9% 2.3
10 Turkey 12,148 12,397 1.8% 2.0
11 Nepal 11,581 11,233 1.6% -3.0
12 Germany 9,679 9,548 1.4% -1.4
13 United Kingdom 8,701 8,861 1.3% 1.8
14 Brazil 8,767 8,786 1.3% 0.2
15 Thailand 8,736 8,531 1.2% -2.3
16 Hong Kong 8,329 8,034 1.2% -3.5
17 France 7,421 7,716 1.1% 4.0
18 Indonesia 7,509 6,943 1.0% -7.5
19 Colombia 7,013 6,920 1.0% -1.3
20 Nigeria 6,256 6,568 1.0% 5.0
21 Malaysia 5,942 6,190 0.9% 4.2
22 Kenya 5,877 5,384 0.8% -8.4
23 Pakistan 5,298 5,222 0.8% -1.4
24 Venezuela 4,678 4,958 0.7% 6.0
25 Russia 4,908 4,827 0.7% -1.7

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2010). "Top 25 Places of Origin of International Students, 2008/09-2009/10." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors