Where do the world’s students go when they don’t want to study at home? As higher education becomes increasingly competitive, and students become more internationally mobile, the United States remains the top destination for foreign students, followed by the UK and France, according to data from UNESCO,

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On the flipside, China, India and Korea send the most students abroad to study.

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And a handful of smaller nations have more nationals studying abroad than at home — Andorra, Anguilla, Bermuda, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Montserrat, Seychelles and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Author: Donald Armbrecht writes for Agenda. 

Image: A student reads under the afternoon sun on the main campus of Columbia University in New York. REUTERS/Mike Segar