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Global Survey Reveals Top 10 Study Abroad Destinations

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Global Survey Reveals Top 10 Study Abroad Destinations

According to the 2017 ICEF Agent Barometer, international education agents reveal the top destinations chosen by their students.

The recently unveiled survey results show the top destinations for international students looking to study abroad that include Canada (78%), Australia (51%), Germany (50%), Ireland (41%), China (41%), New Zealand (37%), United Kingdom (34%), Malta (33%), The Netherlands (32%), USA (32%).

Other destinations included France (31%), Spain (29%), Singapore (29%), Malaysia (27%), and Russia (25%).

The survey results come from Berlin-based ICEF (International Consultants for Education and Fairs) an established education agent association.

The more complete data for this question also reveals a sharp decrease in student interest for some major destinations, notably the US and UK.

A measure of increasing student interest in selected study destinations, 2017 - Source Agent Barometer

A measure of increasing student interest in selected study destinations, 2017 – Source Agent Barometer

The ‘Agent Barometer’ survey also revealed the top student mobility concerns that international students have when looking to study abroad.

Top concerns included: study visa, financial, global economic situation, global political situation as well as work visa and safety.

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