Fun Facts!

Top 5 Countries International Students at UIUC Come From:

There are about 10,000 international students from 113 countries at UIUC. Let’s guess which countries most international students come from.

1. China  – 52.3%

 Fun facts about China

  • Chinese national day is October 1
  • China has the largest population in the world: 1.3 billion people
  • There are many different languages spoken in China, including Mandarin, Yue, Wu, Minbei, Minnan, Xiang, Gan and Hakka.
  • The Great Wall of China is the largest man made structure in the world, stretching an incredible 8,850 kilometres (5,500 miles)

2. India – 11.9%

 Fun facts about India

  • Indian national day is August 15
  • India is the seventh largest country by total area
  • The highest mountain in India is Kanchenjunga, standing at 8,598 m (28,209 ft), which it shares with Nepal. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world.
  • The national symbol of India is the endangered Bengal Tiger

3. South Korea – 9.6%

 Fun facts about South Korea

  • South Korean national day is October 3
  • You can drink ANYWHERE
  • There are more than 250 different kinds of kimchi
  • Half the population has identical surnames

4. Taiwan – 3.78%

 Fun facts about Taiwan

  • Taiwanese national day is October 10
  • The island of Taiwan floats in the South China Sea
  • Garbage trucks play music
  • Taiwan has lowest fertility rate in the world

5. Indonesia – 1.7%

 Fun facts about Indonesia

  • Indonesian national day is August 17
  • The island of Java is home to 60% of the country’s population (around 130 million people) making it the world’s most populous island
  • Indonesia has 17,508 islands, only around 6,000 are inhabited by people
  • Indonesia exports 3,000 tons of frogs’ legs to France each year
*More  statistics from ISSS
CookieSettings CookieSettings