International student enrollment across the country has grown rapidly since 2006. The University of Iowa is no exception. The sudden growth of international students from East, Southeast and South Asia started the same year at the UI.
As of fall 2013, more than half of the international students enrolled at the UI are from People’s Republic of China. Nationally, 40 percent of foreign students are from China, India and South Korea.
In the meanwhile, Europe is the most popular destination for U.S. students to study abroad. 43 percent of UI study-abroad students went to Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and France during the academic year 2011-12. European countries hosted 44 percent of U.S. students last year. Not many U.S. students chose to study abroad in Asia.
More infographics on international student enrollment and study abroad statistics here.