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Where do international students go?

By on April 15, 2013 in Study Abroad with 0 Comments

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According to the most recent data from UNESCO, five countries alone account for 55% of all students enrolled at institutions of higher education abroad.

Here is a list of the top 6 destination countries for college students worldwide:

1. United States (19%)

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Number of international students hosted in 2010: 684,714
Top 3 countries of origin: China, India and South Korea

2. United Kingdom (11%)

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Number of international students hosted in 2010: 389,958
Top 3 countries of origin: China, India and Nigeria

3. Australia (8%)

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Number of international students hosted in 2010: 271,231
Top 3 countries of origin: China, India and Malaysia.

4. France (7%)

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Number of international students hosted in 2010: 259,935
Top 3 countries of origin: Morocco, China and Algeria.

5. Germany (6%)

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Number of international students hosted in 2010: 200,862
Top 3 countries of origin: China, Turkey and Russia

6. Japan (4%)

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Number of international students hosted in 2010: 141,599
Top 3 countries of origin: China, South Korea and Vietnam

To find out more and access a really cool interactive map on global student mobility, click here.

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About the Author: Juliana Selem é globalista por formação (UCLA) e viajante por opção. Brasileira, casada com um argentino, ela vive nos Estados Unidos há 6 anos. Já morou em 5 países e ama se inserir em diferentes culturas até se sentir como uma residente local. Para saber mais sobre a Juliana, clique aqui. Conecte-se com ela no Twitter, G+, Instagram ou Facebook. .

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