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Greece Gaining Ground as Education Destination for US Students

Photo Source: Open Doors Report/IIE

Photo Source: Open Doors Report 2018/IIE

Greece ranks 17th in the world in the preferences of US students who study abroad, up four places, according to the US Embassy in Athens, which recently presented data from the Open Doors 2018 Report of the US-based Institute of International Education (IIE).

Source: @US Embassy in Athens

Source: @US Embassy in Athens

During the academic year 2016-17, the number of US students who studied abroad increased by 2.3 percent and reached 332,727, with 54 percent studying in Europe.

The number of US students who studied in Greece during the same year, increased by 21.1 percent, reaching 4,351, compared to 3,592 in the previous year.

Furthermore, 2,395 Greek students traveled to the US to participate in educational programs.

Open Doors 2018, was recently released by IIE and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and highlights the impact of international education on the U.S. higher education sector, examining the numbers and profile of international students in the United States in 2017/18 and of U.S. students receiving academic credit for study abroad in 2016/17.

Source: Open Doors Report /IIE

Source: Open Doors Report 2018 /IIE

According to the report, the United States remains the top host of international students globally.

In 2017-18 international students increased by 1.5 percent and reached 1,094,794, contributing $42.4 billion to the U.S. economy (in 2017) through tuition, room and board, and other expenses.

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