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What are the most popular Erasmus destinations? Spain, Germany, France. But there are also surprises!

    Marjolijn Klomp

    What are the most popular Erasmus destinations? Spain, Germany, France. But there are also surprises!

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    What are the most popular Erasmus destinations?  Spain, Germany, France. But there are also surprises!

    During the 2012-2013 period, Spain has been the most popular country for Erasmus university exchange people. Over 40 thousand European students, academians and administrative people have chosen the universities in Spain.

    Spain, the indisputable leader...

    Spain's lead is so significant that, the second most popular country , Germany, lags behind at around 30 thousand, almost %25 less than Spain. Among the 33 European countries, France and UK are in close race for the 3rd and 4th positions.  

    It is not about the size of the country,

    Sure, the top 5 in the 33 European country list is dominated by the countries who also happen to dominate European economy. They also happen to be very populous countries. But surely it is not a population rank but populariy one. Otherwise how do you explain Finland with 5 million residents to host more Erasmus people than 10 million Czech republic?

    Some non-EU European countries more popular than some EU countries...

    It is interesting to see that non-EU Turkey (officially an "EU candidate" but seems to remain so forever) hosted almost 50% more European people than the EU country Hungary, 3 times more popular than Greece, Lithuania, Romania. Actually Turkey, with its respectable 16th position in the 33 country list, is not only more popular than many EU countries, bu also the the most popular non-EU country. topping even much richer Norway and Switzerland which in turn do better than many EU countries...

      • Lisalotte

        By Lisalotte

        You may have missed it. The Netherlands does not doe that bad either. It ranks number 8. For a country of 16 million people, "not bad" I would say...

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