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U.S. Study Abroad: All Destinations

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2004/05 - 2005/06

HOST REGIONS AND DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2004/05 & 2005/06
Destination 2004/05 2005/06 % Change
AFRICA 7,100 8,459 19.1
East Africa 1,558 2,135 37.0
Angola 0 1 -
Burundi 1 0 -100.0
Eritrea 14 8 -42.9
Ethiopia 33 56 69.7
Kenya 661 694 5.0
Madagascar 73 120 64.4
Malawi 12 64 433.3
Mauritius 1 122 12,100.0
Mozambique 27 19 -29.6
Reunion 2 1 -50.0
Rwanda 14 44 214.3
Somalia 1 1 0.0
Tanzania 467 557 19.3
Uganda 159 327 105.7
Zambia 86 112 30.2
Zimbabwe 7 9 28.6
Central Africa 87 85 -2.3
Cameroon 75 66 -12.0
Central African Republic 7 0 -100.0
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 0 3 -
Equatorial Guinea 5 11 120.0
Gabon 0 5 -
North Africa 1,176 1,451 23.4
Algeria 0 1 -
Egypt 807 983 21.8
Morocco 339 370 9.1
Sudan 1 43 4,200.0
Tunisia 29 54 86.2
Southern Africa 2,631 2,900 10.2
Botswana 102 130 27.5
Lesotho 11 54 390.9
Namibia 188 181 -3.7
South Africa 2,304 2,512 9.0
Swaziland 26 23 -11.5
West Africa 1,648 1,888 14.6
Benin 11 26 136.4
Burkina Faso 40 19 -52.5
Cape Verde 0 14 -
Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast 17 12 -29.4
Gambia 36 31 -13.9
Ghana 1,125 1,205 7.1
Guinea 1 1 0.0
Guinea-Bissau 0 1 -
Liberia 0 3 -
Mali 55 66 20.0
Mauritania 0 1 -
Niger 24 22 -8.3
Nigeria 14 37 164.3
Senegal 320 440 37.5
Sierra Leone 3 8 166.7
Togo 2 2 0.0
ASIA 16,571 20,811 25.6
East Asia 12,459 15,882 27.5
China 6,389 8,830 38.2
Hong Kong 748 915 22.3
Japan 4,100 4,411 7.6
South Korea 962 1,267 31.7
Mongolia 66 92 39.4
Taiwan 194 367 89.2
South & Central Asia 1,964 2,417 23.1
Bangladesh 34 55 61.8
Bhutan 1 38 3,700.0
India 1,767 2,115 19.7
Kazakhstan 9 22 144.4
Kyrgyzstan 0 1 -
Maldives 0 1 -
Nepal 77 41 -46.8
Pakistan 3 13 333.3
Sri Lanka 67 123 83.6
Tajikistan 0 3 -
Turkmenistan 1 0 -100.0
Uzbekistan 5 5 0.0
2,148 2,512 16.9
Brunei 0 1 -
Cambodia 63 79 25.4
East Timor 6 1 -83.3
Indonesia 28 57 103.6
Laos 2 22 1,000.0
Malaysia 77 108 40.3
Myanmar 2 26 1,200.0
Philippines 119 100 -16.0
Singapore 377 423 12.2
Thailand 1,128 1,305 15.7
Vietnam 346 390 12.7
EUROPE 124,292 130,274 4.8
Albania 31 36 16.1
Armenia 60 61 1.7
Austria 2,757 2,792 1.3
Azerbaijan 3 9 200.0
Belarus 4 1 -75.0
Belgium 876 1,126 28.5
Bosnia & Herzegovina 27 48 77.8
Bulgaria 43 97 125.6
Croatia 102 177 73.5
Cyprus* 129 125 -3.1
Czech Republic 2,494 2,846 14.1
Denmark 1,529 1,624 6.2
Estonia 8 20 150.0
Finland 260 150 -42.3
France 15,374 15,602 1.5
Georgia 26 20 -23.1
Germany 6,557 6,858 4.6
Gibraltar 15 8 -46.7
Greece 2,445 3,227 32.0
Hungary 645 720 11.6
Iceland 118 82 -30.5
Ireland 5,083 5,499 8.2
Italy 24,858 26,078 4.9
Kosovo 1 0 -100.0
Latvia 20 14 -30.0
Liechtenstein 1 0 -100.0
Lithuania 41 97 136.6
Luxembourg 369 424 14.9
Macedonia 2 14 600.0
Malta 100 133 33.0
Moldova 0 2 -
Monaco 35 12 -65.7
Montenegro** 0 16 -
Netherlands 1,740 1,785 2.6
Norway 291 311 6.9
Poland 511 626 22.5
Portugal 140 101 -27.9
Romania 188 206 9.6
Russia 1,743 1,923 10.3
Serbia 8 25 212.5
Slovakia 16 52 225.0
Slovenia 25 19 -24.0
Spain 20,806 21,881 5.2
Sweden 769 856 11.3
Switzerland 1,428 1,589 11.3
Turkey* 454 694 52.9
Ukraine 89 172 93.3
United Kingdom 32,071 32,109 0.1
Vatican City/Holy See 0 7 -
LATIN AMERICA 29,655 33,902 14.3
Caribbean 3,121 3,164 1.4
Anguilla 39 5 -87.2
Aruba 1 5 400.0
Antigua & Barbuda 25 0 -100.0
Bahamas 417 515 23.5
Barbados 202 143 -29.2
British Virgin Islands 110 112 1.8
Cayman Islands 26 19 -26.9
Cuba 169 140 -17.2
Dominica 82 112 36.6
Dominican Republic 724 922 27.3
Grenada 42 5 -88.1
Guadeloupe 38 0 -100.0
Haiti 19 3 -84.2
Jamaica 555 727 31.0
Martinique 141 82 -41.8
Montserrat 17 13 -23.5
Netherlands Antilles 60 81 35.0
St. Kitts & Nevis 25 24 -4.0
St. Lucia 21 16 -23.8
St. Vincent & Grenadines 3 0 -100.0
Trinidad & Tobago 261 144 -44.8
Turks & Caicos Islands 144 74 -48.6
Caribbean, Unspecified 0 22 -
Central America & Mexico 16,982 19,086 12.4
Belize 941 812 -13.7
Costa Rica 4,887 5,518 12.9
El Salvador 269 261 -3.0
Guatemala 702 710 1.1
Honduras 399 649 62.7
Mexico 9,244 10,022 8.4
Nicaragua 312 463 48.4
Panama 228 651 185.5
South America 9,552 11,652 22.0
Argentina 2,013 2,865 42.3
Bolivia 187 225 20.3
Brazil 1,994 2,328 16.8
Chile 2,393 2,578 7.7
Colombia 42 37 -11.9
Ecuador 1,711 2,171 26.9
French Guiana 22 2 -90.9
Guyana 29 29 0.0
Paraguay 56 34 -39.3
Peru 867 1,135 30.9
Suriname 9 12 33.3
Uruguay 82 91 11.0
Venezuela 147 145 -1.4
MIDDLE EAST 1,977 2,585 30.8
Bahrain 3 1 -66.7
Iran 2 7 250.0
Iraq 1 0 -100.0
Israel 1,617 1,981 22.5
Jordan 171 309 80.7
Kuwait 2 1 -50.0
Lebanon 43 46 7.0
Oman 2 23 1,050.0
Palestinian Territories 23 25 8.7
Qatar 7 2 -71.4
Saudi Arabia 1 1 0.0
Syria 19 39 105.3
United Arab Emirates 84 146 73.8
Yemen 2 4 100.0
NORTH AMERICA 1,121 1,094 -2.4
Bermuda 92 79 -14.1
Canada 1,029 1,015 -1.4
ANTARCTICA 0 57 -
OCEANIA 13,787 14,033 1.8
Australia 10,813 10,980 1.5
Cook Islands 24 2 -91.7
Micronesia 17 24 41.2
Fiji 143 314 119.6
French Polynesia 83 72 -13.3
Marshall Islands 3 4 33.3
New Caledonia 4 0 -100.0
New Zealand 2,657 2,542 -4.3
Niue 0 5 -
Norfolk Island 0 1 -
Palau 2 11 450.0
Papua New Guinea 11 2 -81.8
Samoa 27 62 129.6
Tonga 3 12 300.0
Tuvalu 0 1 -
Vanuatu 0 1 -
MULTI-DESTINATION 11,480 12,319 7.3
TOTAL 205,983 223,534 8.5
* Cyprus and Turkey were previously classified in the Middle East category but were moved to the Europe category in 2004/05.
** Reported as a separate category in 2005/06.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2007). "Host Regions and Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2004/05-2005/06." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors