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While traveling and studying abroad has presented many challenges in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s assuring to those in Canada that we can enjoy, work, study and live in such a fantastic country, and welcome those who want to.

According to CEOWORLD, Canada is ranked number four in the world for international students.

The United States ranks number one, while Australia and United Kingdom rank second and third, respectively.

The study ranked 46 countries on “equally weight indicators” based on their education systems, access to high-quality teaching, the number of research institutions and university funding.

They also took into account specialization expertise, industrial linkage, institutional output by research, higher education institutions, government expenditure on education total, student visa, and post-study work visa credentials.

Countries were given a score out of 100.

“Studying abroad renders you something more than just an educational qualification” said CEOWORLD in the report. This includes, international language proficiency, career opportunities, and a culturally-rich understanding of the world.

List of the world’s best countries for international students:

1 United States North America 71.78
2 Australia East Asia & Pacific 68.04
3 United Kingdom Europe & Central Asia 67.16
4 Canada North America 66.39
5 France Europe & Central Asia 66.06
6 Germany Europe & Central Asia 65.27
7 Switzerland Europe & Central Asia 64.14
8 Japan East Asia & Pacific 63.2
9 Russia Europe & Central Asia 61.3
10 China East Asia & Pacific 60.97
11 Netherlands Europe & Central Asia 60.66
12 New Zealand East Asia & Pacific 60.25
13 Poland Europe & Central Asia 59.85
14 United Arab Emirates Middle East & North Africa 59.65
15 Sweden Europe & Central Asia 58.8

See the rest of the list.

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