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2009/10 - 2010/11

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2009/10 - 2010/11
Rank Place of Origin 2009/10 2010/11 2010/11 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 690,923 723,277 100.0 4.7
1 China 127,822 157,558 21.8 23.3
2 India 104,897 103,895 14.4 -1.0
3 South Korea 72,153 73,351 10.1 1.7
4 Canada 28,145 27,546 3.8 -2.1
5 Taiwan 26,685 24,818 3.4 -7.0
6 Saudi Arabia 15,810 22,704 3.1 43.6
7 Japan 24,842 21,290 2.9 -14.3
8 Vietnam 13,112 14,888 2.1 13.5
9 Mexico 13,256 13,713 1.9 2.0
10 Turkey 12,397 12,184 1.7 -1.7
11 Nepal 11,233 10,301 1.4 -8.3
12 Germany 9,548 9,458 1.3 -0.9
13 United Kingdom 8,861 8,947 1.2 1.0
14 Brazil 8,786 8,777 1.2 -0.1
15 Thailand 8,531 8,236 1.1 -3.5
16 Hong Kong 8,034 8,136 1.1 1.3
17 France 7,716 8,098 1.1 5.0
18 Nigeria 6,568 7,148 1.0 8.8
19 Indonesia 6,943 6,942 1.0 0.0
20 Malaysia 6,190 6,735 0.9 8.8
21 Colombia 6,920 6,456 0.9 -6.7
22 Iran 4,731 5,626 0.8 18.9
23 Venezuela 4,958 5,491 0.8 10.8
24 Pakistan 5,222 5,045 0.7 -3.4
25 Russia 4,827 4,692 0.6 -2.8

Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2011). "Top 25 Places of Origin of International Students, 2009/10-2010/11." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors