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Status: global comparison 2002

In our global comparison article, we provide a breakdown of results from our Status surveys over the past year. In this article, it is possible to compare the nationality breakdown for international students across the major language teaching markets in the world.

Top five overseas nationalities per country as a percentage of total student weeks
USA UK
Japanese (30.5%)
Korean (20.2%)
Swiss (6.3%)
Taiwanese (5.2%)
Mexican (3.5%)
Japanese (11.4%)
Italian (10.2%)
Chinese (8.5%)
Spanish (7.8%)
Korean (6.7%)
Canada Australia
Korean (30%)
Japanese (22.8%)
Mexican (12.3%)
Chinese (6.9%)
Taiwanese (4%)
Japanese (20.4%)
Chinese (18.3%)
Korean (17.6%)
Swiss (7.4%)
Taiwanese (6.2%)
New Zealand Ireland
Chinese (31.5%)
Japanese (28.8%)
Korean (17%)
Swiss (4.8%)
Thai (3.7%)
Italian (12.4%)
Spanish (11.3%)
Japanese (10.4%)
Swiss (9.9%)
Korean (8.2%)
Malta Germany
German (57%)
Italian (8.4%)
Swiss (7.5%)
Austrian (5.4%)
Russian (3.5%)
Italian (9.1%)
Chinese (8.9%)
Japanese (7%)
Spanish (6.6%)
Swiss (6%)
Italy France
US (19.7%)
German (17%)
Japanese (11.8%)
British (8.4%)
Austrian (5.8%)
US (12.6%)
Scan. + Finnish (10.4%)
Japanese (8.4%)
Italian (6.7%)
Spanish (6.6%)
Spain
German (19.6%)
US (15%)
Scan. + Finnish (11.1%)
British (10.9%)
Dutch (7.3%)

Average length of stay in weeks by country* Average cost of a one-month language course by country in US$*
USA 15
UK 9
Canada 13.5
Australia 15
New Zealand 11
Ireland 4
Malta 2
Germany 11
Italy 3.5
France 7
Spain 6.5

*figures rounded to nearest 0.5 decimal place

USA 798
UK 1, 336
Canada 812
Australia 805
New Zealand 822
Ireland 903
Malta 593
Germany 647
Italy 700
France 1,110
Spain 733

* all prices were converted into US$ using currency exchange rate of 09/01/04


All figures relate to surveys assessing 2002 data. Australia: Total student weeks represented were 474,315 across 25 organisations (some with multiple centres), Canada: Total student weeks represented were 311,943 across 31 organisations (some with multiple centres), France: Total student weeks represented were 185,990 across 12 organisations Germany: Total student weeks represented were 193,776 across nine organisations (some with multiple centres), Ireland: Total student weeks represented were 19,616 across 10 organisations Italy: Total student weeks represented were 3,381 across eight organisations Malta: Total student weeks represented were 38,634 across six organisations NZ: Total student weeks represented were 173,899 across 16 organisations (some with multiple centres) Spain: Total student weeks represented were 162,786 across 18 organisations (some with multiple centres) UK: Total student weeks represented were 215,222 across 19 organisations (some with multiple centres) USA: Total student weeks represented were 123,720 across 22 organisations
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