May 10, 2018

Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working in U.S. After Graduation Surges

Appendix E: Countries and territories by regional classification

Africa
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Republic of the Congo
Reunion
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
St. Helena
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Western Sahara
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Asia-Pacific
Afghanistan
American Samoa
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
British Indian Ocean Territory
Brunei
Burma (Myanmar)
Cambodia
China
Cook Islands
Christmas Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
French Polynesia
Guam
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macau
Malaysia
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Mongolia
Nauru
Nepal
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Norfolk Island
North Korea
Northern Mariana Islands
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tokelau
Tonga
Tromelin Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna

 

Europe24
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Channel Islands
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faeroe Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Macedonia
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Serbia and Montenegro
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City

 

Latin America and the Caribbean
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Caribbean Netherlands
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Guiana
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Saint Martin
Sint Maarten
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
Uruguay
Venezuela

 

Middle East
Bahrain
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Palestinian Territories25
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

 

North America26
Bermuda
Canada
Greenland
St. Pierre and Miquelon
United States
  1. USSR and Czechoslovakia were included as countries of citizenship in the dataset in 2004; they accounted for less than 1% of the population. Serbia prior to 2001 was also included.
  2. Palestinian territories include the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
  3. Individuals who are stateless, from the Neutral Zone and whose citizenship is unknown are also included but do not fall under any region classification. They accounted for less than 1% of the whole population.