U.S. Study Abroad: Leading Destinations

(2008/9 - 2009/10)


In 2010, Israel ranked as the 17th most popular destination for study abroad students from American universities.
Israel also showed the highest positive percentage change of students from 2009 to 2010, growing by more than 60%.

Rank

Destination

2008/9

2009/10

% of Total

% Change

WORLD TOTAL
260,327
270,604
100.0%
3.9%
1
United Kingdom
31,342
32,683
12.1
4.3 %
2
Italy
27,362
27,940
10.3
2.1 %
3
Spain
24,169
25,411
9.4
5.1%
4
France
16,910
17,161
6.3
1.5%
5
China
13,674
13,910
5.1
1.7%
6
Australia
11,140
9,962
3.7
-10.6%
7
Germany
8,330
8,551
3.2
2.7%
8
Mexico
7,320
7,157
2.6
-2.2%
9
Ireland
6,858
6,798
2.5
-0.9%
10
Costa Rica
6,363
6,262
2.3
-1.6%
11
Japan
5,784
6,166
2.3
6.6%
12
Argentina
4,705
4,835
1.8
2.8%
13
South Africa
4,160
4,313
1.6
3.7%
14
India
2,690
3,884
1.4
44.4%
15
Greece
3,616
3,700
1.4
2.3%
16
Czech Republic
3,664
3,409
1.3
-7.0%

17

Israel

1,958

3,146

1.2

60.7%

18
Chile
3,503
3,115
1.2
-11.1%
19
New Zealand
2,769
3,113
1.2
12.4%
20
Brazil
2,777
3,099
1.1
11.6%
21
Ecuador
2,859
2,859
1.1
3.5%
22
Austria
2,836
2,701
1.0
-4.8%
23
Netherlands
2,318
2,369
0.9
2.2%
24
Peru
2,163
2,316
0.9
7.1%
25
Denmark
2,244
2,228
0.8
-0.7%

Source: Institute of International Education
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