Countries with the most U.S. students studying abroad 2017/18

This statistic shows countries or destinations that were the most popular amongst U.S. students studying abroad in the 2017/18 academic year. There were 39,403 American students studying in the United Kingdom in that year.

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Most popular destinations for U.S. students studying abroad in academic year 2017/18, by number of students

Number of U.S. students
United Kingdom 39,403
Italy 36,945
Spain 32,411
France 17,185
Germany 12,250
Ireland 11,965
China 11,613
Australia 10,332
Costa Rica 8,681
Japan 8,467
South Africa 6,001
Mexico 5,963
Czech Republic 5,248
Greece 5,223
Denmark 4,637
Ecuador 4,055
India 3,986
Netherlands3,966
Peru3,939
South Korea 3,929
New Zealand 3,885
Argentina 3,805
Israel3,355
Austria 3,161
Chile3,020
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

academic year 2017-2018

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