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March 2005 issue

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Global comparison

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 in 2003.

Top five overseas nationalities per country as a percentage of total student weeks, 2003
USA* UK
Japanese (26.6%)
Korean (22.3%)
Taiwanese (7.4%)
Italian (3.6%)
Swiss (3.6%)

* US excl. from top five in this case

Japanese (17.7%)
Chinese (10.4%)
Swiss (10%)
Spanish (8.5%)
Korean (7.9%)

Canada* Australia
Korean (28.6%)
Japanese (21%)
Mexican (9.1%)
Chinese (5.8%)
Taiwanese (3.8%)

1 Canadian excl. from top five in this case

Chinese (26.6%)
Japanese (17.6%)
Korean (16.2%)
Thai (9.4%)
Taiwanese (5.8%)

New Zealand Malta
Chinese (44.9%)
Japanese (18.5%)
Korean (15%)
Swiss (3.6%)
Taiwanese (3.2%)
German (21.9%)
Russian (13.5%)
Chinese (11.6%)
Italian (9.7%)
French (7.4%)

Ireland South Africa
Italian (30.4%)
Spanish (25.2%)
French (6.8%)
Chinese (5.9%)
Austrian (5%)
German (17.8%)
Swiss (10%)
Korean (9.6%)
Angolan (5.5%)
Saudi Arabian (4.7%)

Italy France
Japanese (22.2%)
Korean (17%)
Scan. + Finnish (8%)
US (7%)
German (6.2%)
Korean (28%)
Italian (11%)
German (10%)
Spanish (9.7%)
British (9.4%)

Spain
German (19.3%)
US (14%)
Scan. + Finnish (12.8%)
Chinese (10.1%)
British (5.1%)

Average length of stay in weeks by country, 2003
Average cost of a one-month language course by country in US$*
USA 11.6
UK 10.2
Canada 12.6
Australia 15.6
New Zealand 12.4
Malta 2.8
Ireland 5
South Africa 8.1
Italy 4.2
France 3.2
Spain 5
Germany 10.8
USA 864
UK 1,512
Canada 759
Australia 894
New Zealand 931
Malta 836
Ireland 1,029
South Africa 632
Italy 710
France 1,142
Spain 765
Germany 766

* all prices were converted into US$ using currency exchange rate of 18/01/05



All figures relate to 2003 data. Australia: Total student weeks represented were 212,534 across 23 organisations (some with multiple centres) Canada: Total student weeks represented were 255,200 across 29 organisations (some with multiple centres) France: Total student weeks represented were 22,000 across nine organisations Germany: Total student weeks represented were 132,332 across eight organisations (some with multiple centres) Ireland: Total student weeks represented were 58,500 across seven organisations Italy: Total student weeks represented were 24,251 across nine organisations (some with multiple centres) Malta: Total student weeks represented were 28,892 across eight organisations New Zealand: Total student weeks represented were 161,026 across 16 organisations (some with multiple centres) Spain: Total student weeks represented were 88,000 across 17 organisations (some with multiple centres) UK: Total student weeks represented were 128,714 across 16 organisations (some with multiple centres) USA: Total student weeks represented were 212,071 across 19 organisations
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