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2007/08 - 2008/09

HOST REGIONS AND DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2007/08 - 2008/09
Destination 2007/08 2008/09 % Change
AFRICA 11,844 13,681 15.5
East Africa 2,075 2,694 29.8
Eritrea 0 1 -
Ethiopia 115 133 15.7
Kenya 657 881 34.1
Rwanda 61 203 232.8
Somalia 0 1 -
Sudan 2 1 -50.0
Tanzania 783 863 10.2
Uganda 457 611 33.7
Central Africa 143 167 16.8
Cameroon 108 134 24.1
Central African Republic 9 0 -100.0
Congo, Rep. of 3 1 -66.7
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 0 1 -
Equatorial Guinea 14 21 50.0
Gabon 8 2 -75.0
São Tomé and Príncipe 1 8 700.0
North Africa 2,360 2,776 17.6
Egypt 1,466 1,781 21.5
Libya 2 0 -100.0
Morocco 719 865 20.3
Tunisia 173 130 -24.9
Southern Africa 4,562 5,189 13.7
Angola 0 1 -
Botswana 164 183 11.6
Lesotho 64 89 39.1
Madagascar 131 70 -46.6
Malawi 115 139 20.9
Mauritius 10 1 -90.0
Mozambique 16 25 56.3
Namibia 204 220 7.8
Reunion 2 8 300.0
South Africa 3,700 4,160 12.4
Swaziland 44 81 84.1
Zambia 103 185 79.6
Zimbabwe 9 27 200.0
West Africa 2,704 2,855 5.6
Benin 68 36 -47.1
Burkina Faso 49 71 44.9
Cape Verde 0 3 -
Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast 3 0 -
Gambia 28 65 132.1
Ghana 1,856 2,030 9.4
Liberia 3 42 1,300.0
Mali 145 77 -46.9
Mauritania 14 2 -85.7
Niger 19 80 321.1
Nigeria 11 42 281.8
Senegal 463 384 -17.1
Sierra Leone 42 13 -69.0
Togo 3 10 233.3
ASIA 29,125 29,737 2.1
East Asia 22,232 23,344 5.0
China 13,165 13,674 3.9
Hong Kong 1,093 1,155 5.7
Japan 5,710 5,784 1.3
Macau 4 0 -100.0
Mongolia 85 72 -15.3
South Korea 1,597 2,062 29.1
Taiwan 578 597 3.3
South and Central Asia 3,504 2,967 -15.3
Afghanistan 1 0 -100.0
Bangladesh 58 84 44.8
Bhutan 22 1 -95.5
India 3,146 2,690 -14.5
Kazakhstan 12 22 83.3
Kyrgyzstan 3 4 33.3
Maldives 2 1 -50.0
Nepal 187 123 -34.2
Pakistan 4 5 25.0
Sri Lanka 48 22 -54.2
Tajikistan 19 10 -47.4
Turkmenistan 0 2 -
Uzbekistan 2 3 50.0
Southeast Asia 3,389 3,426 1.1
Cambodia 221 183 -17.2
East Timor 2 0 -100.0
Indonesia 74 176 137.8
Laos 14 23 64.3
Malaysia 105 137 30.5
Myanmar 4 3 -25.0
Philippines 194 158 -18.6
Singapore 568 612 7.7
Thailand 1,555 1,462 -6.0
Vietnam 652 672 3.1
EUROPE 147,676 141,955 -3.9
Albania 14 8 -42.9
Armenia 24 43 79.2
Austria 3,356 2,836 -15.5
Azerbaijan 1 22 2,100.0
Belarus 1 0 -100.0
Belgium 1,173 1,447 23.4
Bosnia and Herzegovina 62 37 -40.3
Bulgaria 164 76 -53.7
Croatia 226 298 31.9
Cyprus 203 171 -15.8
Czech Republic 3,417 3,664 7.2
Denmark 1,855 2,244 21.0
Estonia 112 73 -34.8
Finland 256 335 30.9
France 17,336 16,910 -2.5
Georgia 20 5 -75.0
Germany 8,253 8,330 0.9
Gibraltar 0 2 -
Greece 3,847 3,616 -6.0
Hungary 902 897 -0.6
Iceland 276 237 -14.1
Ireland 6,881 6,858 -0.3
Italy 30,670 27,362 -10.8
Kosovo 15 16 6.7
Latvia 3 14 366.7
Liechtenstein 15 0 -100.0
Lithuania 84 86 2.4
Luxembourg 316 372 17.7
Macedonia 23 34 47.8
Malta 129 95 -26.4
Moldova 2 10 400.0
Monaco 26 22 -15.4
Netherlands 2,038 2,318 13.7
Norway 379 479 26.4
Poland 642 595 -7.3
Portugal 149 240 61.1
Romania 129 219 69.8
Russia 1,857 1,798 -3.2
Serbia 11 23 109.1
Slovakia 41 27 -34.1
Slovenia 28 88 214.3
Spain 25,212 24,169 -4.1
Sweden 919 1,150 25.1
Switzerland 1,942 2,004 3.2
Turkey 1,172 1,261 7.6
Ukraine 140 84 -40.0
United Kingdom 33,333 31,342 -6.0
Vatican City/Holy See 22 38 72.7
LATIN AMERICA 40,180 40,044 -0.3
Caribbean 3,812 4,222 10.8
Antigua and Barbuda 2 21 950.0
Aruba 1 3 200.0
Bahamas 646 726 12.4
Barbados 146 160 9.6
British Virgin Islands 32 44 37.5
Cayman Islands 65 65 0.0
Cuba 249 251 0.8
Dominica 135 112 -17.0
Dominican Republic 1,205 1,448 20.2
Grenada 49 36 -26.5
Guadeloupe 10 19 90.0
Haiti 45 78 73.3
Jamaica 712 704 -1.1
Martinique 49 56 14.3
Montserrat 4 0 -100.0
Netherlands Antilles 94 83 -11.7
St. Kitts & Nevis 19 36 89.5
St. Lucia 65 61 -6.2
Trinidad and Tobago 222 249 12.2
Turks and Caicos 62 70 12.9
Central America & Mexico 21,448 19,039 -11.2
Belize 1,466 1,333 -9.1
Costa Rica 6,096 6,363 4.4
El Salvador 444 381 -14.2
Guatemala 1,265 1,242 -1.8
Honduras 877 773 -11.9
Mexico 9,928 7,320 -26.3
Nicaragua 791 870 10.0
Panama 581 757 30.3
South America 14,920 16,783 12.5
Argentina 4,109 4,705 14.5
Bolivia 341 196 -42.5
Brazil 2,723 2,777 2.0
Chile 2,739 3,503 27.9
Colombia 68 109 60.3
Ecuador 2,814 2,859 1.6
Falkland Islands 0 18 -
French Guiana 3 38 1,166.7
Guyana 81 29 -64.2
Paraguay 54 53 -1.9
Peru 1,638 2,163 32.1
Suriname 5 0 -100.0
Uruguay 172 160 -7.0
Venezuela 173 173 0.0
MIDDLE EAST 3,362 3,670 9.2
Bahrain 37 26 -29.7
Iran 1 3 200.0
Israel 2,322 1,958 -15.7
Jordan 486 483 -0.6
Kuwait 35 25 -28.6
Lebanon 31 44 41.9
Oman 33 27 -18.2
Palestinian Territories 4 8 100.0
Qatar 24 70 191.7
Saudi Arabia 2 26 1,200.0
Syria 22 35 59.1
United Arab Emirates 345 955 176.8
Yemen 20 10 -50.0
NORTH AMERICA 1,159 1,355 16.9
Bermuda 76 91 19.7
Canada 1,083 1,264 16.7
OCEANIA 14,028 14,261 1.7
Australia 11,042 11,140 0.9
Cook Islands 1 1 0.0
Fiji 180 220 22.2
French Polynesia 60 33 -45.0
Marshall Islands 3 4 33.3
Micronesia 53 1 -98.1
Nauru 0 1 -
New Zealand 2,629 2,769 5.3
Palau 14 24 71.4
Papua New Guinea 3 15 400.0
Samoa 30 41 36.7
Solomon Islands 0 11 -
Tonga 12 0 -100.0
Tuvalu 1 0 -100.0
Vanuatu 0 1 -
ANTARCTICA 78 60 -23.1
MULTIPLE DESTINATIONS 14,963 15,564 4.0
WORLD TOTAL 262,415 260,327 -0.8

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2010). "Host Regions and Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2007/08-2008/09." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors