International scholar numbers from 2002 through 2012 represent official scholar statistics reported by Boston University to the Institute of International Education for their annual “Open Doors” publication.

Total Scholars
1003
Number of Countries Represented
84
Top 10 Countries China, PRC 21.1% 212
India 9.5% 95
Italy 6.3% 63
South Korea 5.0% 50
Germany 4.8% 48
Canada 4.8% 48
Japan 4.4% 44
Spain 3.6% 36
United Kingdom 3.5% 35
France 3.4% 34
Total Top 10
66.3%
665
Immigration Classifications H-1 21.5% 216
J-1 53.1% 533
O-1 0.4% 4
TN 0.7% 7
Other 24.2% 243
Gender Female 44.8% 449
Male 55.2% 554
Category of Activity Research 78.4% 786
Teaching 8.9% 89
Both 1.1% 11
Other 11.7% 117
Geographical Region/Sub Region East Asia 33.4% 335
Western Europe 29.4% 295
South/Central Asia 9.3% 93
Middle East 7.2% 72
North America 4.9% 49
Eastern Europe 4.8% 48
South America 3.2% 32
Southeast Asia 2.3% 23
Australia/New Zealand 1.0% 10
North Africa 0.9% 9
West Africa 0.9% 9
East Africa 0.7% 7
Central America/Mexico 0.7% 7
Asia 0.4% 4
Southern Africa 0.3% 3
Africa 0.1% 1
Carribbean 0.1% 1
Central Asia 0.1% 1
Europe 0.1% 1
Latin America 0.1% 1
Pacific Ocean Islands 0.1% 1
South Asia 0.1% 1