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Which are the top 20 countries for international students?

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Where is the most popular place in the world for students to study abroad?

UNESCO has the answer, and has released statistics that show which countries around the world attract the most overseas students to their universities.

Perhaps predictably the US came in at the top, with over seven million international students going to study in North America each year.

It was followed by the UK, with four million international students every year gaining their degrees on our own soil.

The top five was completed by Frace, Australia and Germany, although there were some surprises in the list too - so, Russia, Japan or Saudi Arabia for your year abroad, anyone?

The grid below shows the top 20 places international students have studied around the world:

 

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, July 2014

 

 

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