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The World Map Shows the Number of Students Who are Studying Outside of Their Home Nations

 

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of students travel outside of their home countries to attain higher education. According to estimates, in the year 2014, more than five million students were studying outside of their home nations.

The Asian nations of China and India account for the largest number of outbound internationally mobile tertiary students studying abroad, with the former ruling the roost. According to the UNESCO data, in the year 2014, the total number of outbound internationally mobile Chinese tertiary students studying abroad stood at a staggering 758,253. India witnessed the second largest number of students studying abroad. In the same year, there were 212,461 Indian tertiary students studying outside of their home country.

Germany with 117,308 students at the tertiary level studying abroad in 2014, came at the third place. Interestingly, the United States, which receives millions of students from around the world and is known for its quality universities, also witnessed a significant number of outbound students. As per the UNESCO data, the number of American students at the tertiary level studying abroad in 2014 was 66,354.

Nations where the number of outbound students was more than 50,000 included Nigeria, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Russian Federation. The United Kingdom witnessed 29,606 students at the tertiary level studying abroad, while some 12,154 Australians were studying abroad in 2014.

(Data sourced from UNESCO)

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