Open Doors 2023: Greece climbs in rankings as a top destination for U.S. students

According to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual Open Doors 2023 survey results, an increasing number of Americans are choosing Greece as a study destination.  More precisely, Greece has risen in the global rankings to become the eighth most popular study-abroad destination for US students, with 4,484 US students enrolled in Greece for the 2021/22 academic year.  Greece ranked ninth in 2022 and seventeenth in 2018, demonstrating Greece’s tendency to become a top destination for American students.

At the same time, a growing number of Greek students chose the United States for their studies, with a total of 2,539 Greek students studying in U.S. academic institutions during the 2022/23 academic year, marking an increase of 5.5 percent compared to the prior academic year. Almost half of the Greek students in the United States (1,141) attended graduate programs, 790 students attended undergraduate programs, and the rest attended other, non-degree programs.  The previous year, 2,407 Greek students studied in the United States.

About Open Doors 

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has conducted an annual statistical survey of international educational exchange activity into and out of the United States since 1948.  The results of the survey have been published annually as the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange since 1955. The Open Doors project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IIE. Further details on the 2023 Open Doors findings are on the website

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