Nowhere beats China when it comes to students who study abroad. According to UNESCO, the world’s two most populous nations, China and India, send the most students overseas.
leads the way by a considerable distance with just under 700, 000 students studying abroad. India is second with 189, 500 while the Republic of Korea is in third place with 123, 700.
Germany and Saudi Arabia round off the top 5 with 117, 600 and 62, 500 respectively. The United States comes seventh overall with around 58, 000. Interestingly, several small countries actually have more nationals studying abroad than at home. These include Andorra, Anguilla, Bermuda, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montserrat, the Seychelles and the Turks and Caicos Islands, according to UNESCO.
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This chart shows countries with the most students studying abroad.
You will find more statistics at Statista