A record number of foreign students are enrolled at American colleges and universities in 2012 — led by hundreds of thousands of Chinese — while, at the same time, more American students are studying abroad than ever before, according to a new report.
The annual report, released Monday by the Institute of International Education, says that a record high of 819,644 international students came to U.S. schools in the 2012-13 academic year — 7 percent higher than the year before. Most came from China (29 percent), then India (12 percent) and India (9 percent).
The number of U.S. students studying abroad increased by 3 percent in 2012-13 from the year before, to more than 283,000. More students went to Britain (12 percent), then Italy (10.5 percent) and Spain (9 percent).
Here’s an infographic and following that, a chart, with facts and figures about overseas study.
And here is where American students go overseas to study, a chart also taken from the Institute of International Education’s report:
2010/11 – 2011/12
|TOP 25 DESTINATIONS OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2010/11 – 2011/12|
|Rank||Destination||2010/11||2011/12||% of Total||% Change|
Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2013). “Top 25 Destinations of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2010/11 -2011/12.” Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors