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U.S. Study Abroad: All Destinations

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2006/07 - 2007/08

HOST REGIONS AND DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2006/07 & 2007/08
Destination 2006/07 2007/08 % Change
AFRICA 10,066 11,844 17.7
East Africa 2,210 2,459 11.3
Burundi 1 0 -100.0
Eritrea 1 0 -100.0
Ethiopia 84 115 36.9
Kenya 686 657 -4.2
Madagascar 89 131 47.2
Malawi 120 115 -4.2
Mauritius 9 10 11.1
Mozambique 14 16 14.3
Reunion 0 2 -
Rwanda 59 61 3.4
Somalia 1 0 -100.0
Tanzania 630 783 24.3
Uganda 357 457 28.0
Zambia 133 103 -22.6
Zimbabwe 26 9 -65.4
Central Africa 180 143 -20.6
Angola 1 0 -100.0
Cameroon 142 108 -23.9
Central African Republic 2 9 350.0
Chad 4 0 -100.0
Congo, Rep. of 1 3 200.0
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 3 0 -100.0
Equatorial Guinea 16 14 -12.5
Gabon 1 8 700.0
São Tomé and Príncipe 10 1 -90.0
North Africa 1,658 2,362 42.5
Egypt 1,100 1,466 33.3
Libya 0 2 -
Morocco 491 719 46.4
Sudan 4 2 -50.0
Tunisia 63 173 174.6
Southern Africa 3,646 4,176 14.5
Botswana 194 164 -15.5
Lesotho 14 64 357.1
Namibia 146 204 39.7
South Africa 3,216 3,700 15.0
Swaziland 76 44 -42.1
West Africa 2,372 2,704 14.0
Benin 43 68 58.1
Burkina Faso 34 49 44.1
Cape Verde 1 0 -100.0
Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast 0 3 -
Gambia 44 28 -36.4
Ghana 1,645 1,856 12.8
Guinea 1 0 -100.0
Liberia 25 3 -88.0
Mali 39 145 271.8
Mauritania 0 14 -
Niger 16 19 18.8
Nigeria 22 11 -50.0
Senegal 475 463 -2.5
Sierra Leone 15 42 180.0
Togo 12 3 -75.0
ASIA 24,969 29,125 16.6
East Asia 18,971 22,232 17.2
China 11,064 13,165 19.0
Hong Kong 1,059 1,093 3.2
Japan 5,012 5,710 13.9
Macau 3 4 33.3
Mongolia 54 85 57.4
South Korea 1,312 1,597 21.7
Taiwan 467 578 23.8
South & Central Asia 2,820 3,504 24.3
Afghanistan 5 1 -80.0
Bangladesh 36 58 61.1
Bhutan 11 22 100.0
India 2,627 3,146 19.8
Kazakhstan 12 12 0.0
Kyrgyzstan 2 3 50.0
Maldives 0 2 -
Nepal 87 187 114.9
Pakistan 5 4 -20.0
Sri Lanka 28 48 71.4
Tajikistan 3 19 533.3
Uzbekistan 4 2 -50.0
Southeast Asia 3,178 3,389 6.6
Cambodia 158 221 39.9
East Timor 1 2 100.0
Indonesia 132 74 -43.9
Laos 38 14 -63.2
Malaysia 121 105 -13.2
Myanmar 27 4 -85.2
Philippines 130 194 49.2
Singapore 437 568 30.0
Thailand 1,584 1,555 -1.8
Vietnam 550 652 18.5
EUROPE 138,871 147,676 6.3
Albania 17 14 -17.6
Andorra 2 0 -100.0
Armenia 61 24 -60.7
Austria 2,810 3,356 19.4
Azerbaijan 78 1 -98.7
Belarus 1 1 0.0
Belgium 1,171 1,173 0.2
Bosnia & Herzegovina 56 62 10.7
Bulgaria 86 164 90.7
Croatia 259 226 -12.7
Cyprus* 192 203 5.7
Czech Republic 3,145 3,417 8.6
Denmark 1,634 1,855 13.5
Estonia 67 112 67.2
Finland 278 256 -7.9
France 17,233 17,336 0.6
Georgia 69 20 -71.0
Germany 7,355 8,253 12.2
Gibraltar 2 0 -100.0
Greece 3,417 3,847 12.6
Hungary 857 902 5.3
Iceland 190 276 45.3
Ireland 5,790 6,881 18.8
Italy 27,831 30,670 10.2
Kosovo 5 15 200.0
Latvia 10 3 -70.0
Liechtenstein 0 15 -
Lithuania 155 84 -45.8
Luxembourg 382 316 -17.3
Macedonia 10 23 130.0
Malta 82 129 57.3
Moldova 1 2 100.0
Monaco 42 26 -38.1
Netherlands 2,139 2,038 -4.7
Norway 298 379 27.2
Poland 532 642 20.7
Portugal 79 149 88.6
Romania 180 129 -28.3
Russia 1,716 1,857 8.2
Serbia 45 11 -75.6
Slovakia 76 41 -46.1
Slovenia 16 28 75.0
Spain 24,005 25,212 5.0
Sweden 934 919 -1.6
Switzerland 1,771 1,942 9.7
Turkey* 924 1,172 26.8
Ukraine 163 140 -14.1
United Kingdom 32,705 33,333 1.9
Vatican City/Holy See 5 22 340.0
LATIN AMERICA 36,339 40,181 10.6
Caribbean 3,713 3,813 2.7
Anguilla 8 0 -100.0
Antigua & Barbuda 1 2 100.0
Aruba 0 1 -
Bahamas 657 646 -1.7
Barbados 187 146 -21.9
British Virgin Islands 75 32 -57.3
Cayman Islands 19 65 242.1
Cuba 220 249 13.2
Dominica 192 135 -29.7
Dominican Republic 948 1,205 27.1
Grenada 25 49 96.0
Guadeloupe 42 10 -76.2
Haiti 39 45 15.4
Jamaica 790 712 -9.9
Martinique 110 49 -55.5
Montserrat 1 4 300.0
Netherlands Antilles 66 94 42.4
St. Kitts & Nevis 26 19 -26.9
St. Lucia 30 65 116.7
Trinidad & Tobago 229 222 -3.1
Turks & Caicos Islands 48 62 29.2
Caribbean, Unspecified 0 1 -
Central America & Mexico 19,029 21,448 12.7
Belize 1,319 1,466 11.1
Costa Rica 5,383 6,096 13.2
El Salvador 271 444 63.8
Guatemala 1,095 1,265 15.5
Honduras 499 877 75.8
Mexico 9,461 9,928 4.9
Nicaragua 563 791 40.5
Panama 438 581 32.6
South America 13,597 14,920 9.7
Argentina 3,617 4,109 13.6
Bolivia 215 341 58.6
Brazil 2,524 2,723 7.9
Chile 2,824 2,739 -3.0
Colombia 51 68 33.3
Ecuador 2,813 2,814 0.0
Falkland Islands 1 0 -100.0
French Guiana 1 3 200.0
Guyana 36 81 125.0
Paraguay 39 54 38.5
Peru 1,230 1,638 33.2
Suriname 0 5 -
Uruguay 81 172 112.3
Venezuela 165 173 4.8
MIDDLE EAST 2,759 3,362 21.9
Bahrain 33 37 12.1
Iran 2 1 -50.0
Israel 2,226 2,322 4.3
Jordan 231 486 110.4
Kuwait 2 35 1,650.0
Lebanon 14 31 121.4
Oman 21 33 57.1
Palestinian Territories 7 4 -42.9
Qatar 2 24 1,100.0
Saudi Arabia 3 2 -33.3
Syria 21 22 4.8
United Arab Emirates 173 345 99.4
Yemen 24 20 -16.7
NORTH AMERICA 1,327 1,159 -12.7
Bermuda 105 76 -27.6
Canada 1,222 1,083 -11.4
OCEANIA 13,820 14,028 1.5
Australia 10,747 11,042 2.7
Cook Islands 1 1 0.0
Fiji 180 180 0.0
French Polynesia 62 60 -3.2
Kiribati 3 0 -100.0
Marshall Islands 4 3 -25.0
Micronesia 15 53 253.3
New Caledonia 3 0 -100.0
New Zealand 2,718 2,629 -3.3
Palau 2 14 600.0
Papua New Guinea 10 3 -70.0
Samoa 35 30 -14.3
Tonga 39 12 -69.2
Tuvalu 0 1 -
Vanuatu 1 0 -100.0
ANTARCTICA 62 78 25.8
MULTI-DESTINATION 13,573 14,963 10.2
TOTAL 241,791 262,416 8.5
* Cyprus and Turkey were previously classified in the Middle East category but were moved to the Europe category in 2004/05.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2009). "Host Regions and Destinations for U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2006/07-2007/08." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors