Slight Increase in Number of Germans Attending High School in the U.S. 2007/2008

Slight Increase in Number of Germans Attending High School in the U.S. and American Students Attending School in Germany in 2007-2008

Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) Releases International Youth Exchange Statistics for Semester and Academic Year Programs 2007-2008 Cycle

8,189 students from Germany are spending a minimum of one semester at a U.S. high school with an exchange organization in 2007=2008 (up from 8,030 in 2006=2007). Germany remains the top sending country world-wide, followed by Brazil (2,315), South Korea (1,792) and Thailand (1,265).

The total number of exchange students coming to the U.S. increased slightly to 29,004, up from 28,268 in 2006-2007. Students from Germany make up 28% of all international exchange students.

A total of 440 American high school students are attending school in Germany, up from 389 the previous year. Germany hosts 20% of all U.S. high school students abroad, followed by France (9%) and Italy (6%).

The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) collects student numbers from exchange organizations that apply for listing in their Advisory List. The Advisory List includes descriptions of organizations that, upon evaluation, are found to comply with CSIET standards.

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