Table 2-17
Internationally mobile students in selected OECD countries and the United States: 2005 and 2010
 
S&E
All fields   Total   Natural sciences
and engineering
  Social and
behavioral sciences
Host location 2005 2010 2005 2010 2005 2010 2005 2010
 
Worldwide 2,814,917 3,645,622 NA NA NA NA NA NA
OECD countriesa 2,128,579 2,574,710 800,052 995,295 598,416 746,718 201,635 248,577
United States 590,158 684,807 242,358  301,447 202,516 245,937 39,842 55,510
United States/OECD (%)a 27.7 26.6 30.3 30.3 33.8 32.9 19.8 22.3
United States/
worldwide (%)
21.0 18.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA
 

NA = not available.

OECD = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

a OECD countries include those where data on internationally mobile students by field of study were available: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.

NOTE: Internationally mobile students are students who have crossed a national border and moved to another country with the objective of studying
(i.e., mobile students).

SOURCE: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, special tabulations (2013).

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