Chile climbs to 24th in the world as a destination country for U.S. students

In conjunction with the launch of International Education Week on November 16-20, the International Institute of Education and the U.S. Department of State´s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs published Open Doors 2020, the annual report on student mobility around the world.  According to the report, Chile saw a 5.6% increase and now ranks in the top 25 destination countries for U.S. students interested in studying abroad.  Latin America and the Caribbean remains the second most popular regional destination for U.S. students.   

The Open Doors report revealed that for the fifth consecutive year, the United States hosted more than one million international students (1,075,496) during the 2019-2020 academic year.  Despite a slight overall decline (1.8%) in the number of international students in the United States this year, this group still represents 5.5% of all students in U.S. higher education. 

 International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education working to promote programs that prepare U.S students for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. 

 U.S. Embassy Santiago and EducationUSA promote study in the U.S. and provide information to Chileans on opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the U.S.  Embassy Santiago together with EducationUSA will launch via webinar on November 16 the Opportunity Fund Program to support exceptionally well qualified high school students with limited financial means to apply to U.S. universities and colleges.  The fund covers advising and U.S. college application costs such as testing, application fees, visa fees, and airfare. Since 2013, 24 Chilean students from public or private subsidized high schools have pursued undergraduate studies in prestigious U.S. universities. More information or in EducationUSA Chile landing page