According to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Brazil is the 9th leading country worldwide sending students to the United States, increasing by 9.8 percent, the second largest percentage increase in international students from any country worldwide between the school years ending in 2018 to 2019. The change in U.S. students in Brazil rose dramatically by 29.9% to 2,699 from 2017 to 2018.

William Popp underlined the importance of international study for the U.S. Mission to Brazil – “Educational exchange between Brazil and the United States is a top priority for us. We are very pleased to see the increase in Brazilians choosing the United States as their study destination of choice and look forward to continued growth in our educational exchanges. Strong partnerships among U.S. and Brazilian institutions like EducationUSA, Fulbright, CAPES and others have helped make this increase possible.”

The Open Doors numbers in Brazil are strengthened by an increase in the number of EducationUSA advising centers, now up to 41 centers around Brazil, the largest EducationUSA network in the world. The number of dual high school diplomas at Brazilian high schools partnering with U.S. high schools where students receive high school diplomas from both Brazil and the United States. in major cities in the country is also on the rise. This new trend is already contributing to increase the number of Brazilian students applying to U.S. undergraduate programs, 5.6%. New pathway programs are also reaching Brazilian high schools at the 10th, 11th and 12th grades where students will graduate with U.S. hi-gher education credits.

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