Top 20 Study Abroad Destinations of American Students

Top 20 Study Abroad Destinations of American Students

We’ve compiled a list of the Top 20 Study Abroad Destinations of American Students based on research results from the Institute of International Education (IIE.org).  In addition to the list of top destinations, we have also included important information students may find useful when researching study locales. We’ve included general tuition ranges for each location in addition to estimated housing costs and popularity by number of students.

Tuition information was compiled from government education and university websites.  Housing information was collected from many sources, such as university housing and government education websites, and through Numbeo.com.  All of the information provided is an estimation.  It is recommended that students contact a university directly to get exact tuition rates and to find local housing information.

Keep reading to learn more about the most popular study abroad destinations of American students:

 

  1. South Korea

Number of Students: 3,481

Tuition Ranges: Public University $2,000 to $5,000 a year

Private University: $3,000 to $7,000 a year

Housing Costs: Dormitory – between $236 – $709 a semester

Goshiwan – $115 a month

Homestay – $260 a month

1 Bedroom Apt – around $920 a month

  1. Greece

Number of Students: 3,628

Tuition Range: Between $2000 to $3000 a year

Housing Costs: University dorm – $300 per month

Homestay – $350 per month

Private apartment – $200-500 per month

  1. Argentina

Number of Students: 3,708

Tuition Ranges: Public University FREE

Private University$5000 to $15,000 a year

Housing Costs: Shared Flat – starting $380 a month

Apartment – starting at $500 a month

Homestay – starting at $350 a month

 

17.Ecuador

Number of Students: 3,746

Tuition Range: Public University: FREE (all programs in Spanish)

Housing Costs: University dorm – $300 per month

Homestay – $350 per month

Private apartment – $200-500 per month

  1. Brazil

Number of Students: 3,836

Tuition Ranges: Public University: FREE

Private University: $2,000+ varies by institution

Housing Costs: Student Housing – Starting at $196 a month

Shared Flat – starting $250 a month

Apartment – up to $505+

Homestay – starting at $350 a month

  1. Denmark

Number of Students: 4,034

Tuition Range: Between $8,000 to $21,000

Housing Costs: Student Hall – Starts at $429

Shared Flat – Starts at $414

  1. Czech Republic

Number of Students: 4,093

Tuition Ranges: FREE for all degree seeking students who speak Czech

Between $4,000 to $15,000 at public universities

Housing Costs: Campus Housing – around $143 a month

Flat Share – beginning at $250 a month

1 bedroom flat – beginning at $500 a month

2 bedroom flat – beginning at $600 a month

  1. India

Number of Students: 4,438

Tuition Ranges: Public university up to $300 a year

Private university $300 to $6,000 a year

Housing Costs: 1 bedroom starting at $150.00

3 bedroom starting at $300.00

  1. Mexico

Number of Students: 4,712

Tuition Ranges:   Bachelor’s degree $378 to $16,353

Master’s degree $378 to $20,000

Housing Costs: Host Family starting at $250 a month

Student Housing $350 to 450 a month

  1. South Africa

Number of Students: 5,249

Tuition Ranges: Around $6,000 a year

Housing Costs: On Campus: around $1,982 a year

One bedroom starting at $434

Three bedroom starting at $864

  1. Japan

Number of Students: 6,053

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s degree $7,940 to $20,191

Master’s degree $7,940 to $14,308

Housing Costs: Dormitories: Starting $2,987 a year

Homestays: between $755 to $944 a month

One bedroom apartment starts at $1054

 

  1.   Australia

Number of Students: 8,810

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s degree – $11,750 to $25,800

Master’s degree – $15,650 to $28,900

Housing Costs: On campus housing $360+

Shared housing $340+

Rental – $660+

  1.  Costa Rica

Number of Students: 9,305

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s degree around $2,800

Master’s degree around $4,500

Housing Costs: Homestay: starting at $300 a month

Private Flat: starts at $302 a month

  1.  Ireland

Number of Students: 10,230

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s degree $11,524 to $27,186

Master’s degree $4,728 to $53,198

Housing Costs: On Campus – starts at $708 a month

Off Campus Student Housing – $1132 a month (e.g. based on Dublin rentals, other locations differ in pricing)

Flat Share – starts at $250 a month

Private Flat – starts at $1500 a month

  1.  Germany

Number of Students: 11,010

Tuition Ranges: FREE at various public universities

Bachelor’s degree $7,000 to $14,300

Master’s degree $9,500 to $23,640

Housing Costs: Residence Hall – $326 to $600

Flat Share/Single Room – $333+

  1.  China

Number of Students: 12,790

Tuition Ranges: Between $4,500 to $35,000

Housing Costs: On campus housing – $120+

Shared housing – $250+

Rental – $587+

  1.  France

Number of Students: 18,198

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s degree $220 to $14,500 (depending on public or private university)

Master’s degree $464 to $25,000 (depending on public or private university)

Housing Costs: Student Housing: starting at $250 a month

Flat Share: starting at $550 (e.g. based on Paris rentals, other location much cheaper) Private Flat: starting at $1050

  1.  Spain

Number of Students: 28,325

Tuition Ranges: Public University $801 to $1507

Private University $6479 to $21205

Housing Costs: Student Housing $413 to $767 a month

Home Stay: $826 to $945 a month

Flat Share: Starting at $475 a month

Private Flat: $976 to $1594 a month

  1.  Italy

Number of Students: 33,768

Tuition ranges: Bachelor’s degree $1,004 to $1,182

Master’s degree $1,498 to $2,092

Housing Costs: Student Housing: between $350 to $650 a month

Flat Share: starting at $550

Private Flat: starting $1100

 

  1.  United Kingdom

Number of Students: 38,189

Tuition Ranges: Bachelor’s $12,323 to $28,450

Master’s $11,540 to $39,996

Housing Costs: Student Housing: Starting at $320 a month

Flat Share: Starting at $200 a month

Private Flat: Starting at $500 (depending on location)


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