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Visitors Bureau Hosted 520 People from 90 Nations in 2009Above: A nine-member delegation from Namibia and South Africa met with World Arts & Cultures Professor David Gere and members of the Semel Institute for Community Health in July of 2009. The group was one of many that was hosted by IVB in 2009.

Visitors Bureau Hosted 520 People from 90 Nations in 2009

The International Visitors Bureau hosted 520 visitors to UCLA from 90 nations in 2009. Topics of this year's discussions included U.S financial systems, cultural preservation, higher education, minority participation in the political process, religious diversity, substance abuse and affordable housing, among many others.

In 2009 the UCLA International Visitors Bureau (IVB) facilitated meetings, seminars, and campus tours for 520 people from 90 countries with substantial support from the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

Housed in the UCLA International Institute, the IVB arranges meetings between international visitors and UCLA faculty, students and staff. Topics of this year's discussions included U.S financial systems, cultural preservation, higher education, minority participation in the political process, religious diversity, substance abuse and affordable housing, among many others. 

Countries with the largest numbers of official visitors to UCLA in 2009 were China (133), India (23), Thailand (23), Iran (21) and South Korea (20).

Below are the figures of visitors the IVB received this year sorted by nationality. (Members of multinational delegations have also been sorted by country). 

Afghanistan 1   Laos 1
Algeria 1   Lybia 1
Argentina 2   Malaysia 5
Australia 5   Maldives 4
Austria 4   Mexico 3
Bangladesh 1   Morocco 3
Barbados 1   Namibia 4
Bolivia 1   Netherlands 9
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1   Nicaragua 1
Botswana 1   Nigeria 3
Bulgaria 1   Pakistan 12
Cambodia 1   Paraguay 1
Canada 4   Peru 4
Chile 1   Philippines 1
China 133   Poland 4
Columbia 2   Romania 3
Costa Rica 2   Russia 11
Cyprus 1   Saudi Arabia 4
Dominican Republic 1   Senegal 1
Ecuador 4   Singapore 4
Egypt 4   Slovenia 13
El Salvador 1   South Africa 9
Estonia 1   Spain 1
Ethiopia 9   Sri Lanka 2
Gaza 1   Swaziland 2
Georgia 5   Sweden 4
Germany 4   Switzerland 1
Guatemala 1   Syria 1
Honduras 2   Taiwan 16
Hong Kong 1   Tajikistan 5
Hungary 2   Tanzania 1
India 23   Thailand 23
Indonesia 7   Tunisia 1
Iran 21   Turkey 3
Iraq 1   Ukraine 11
Ireland 1   United Arab Emirates 2
Israel 7   United Kingdom 2
Italy 3   United States 1
Japan 14   Uruguay 3
Jordan 5   Uzbekistan 1
Kazakhstan 10   Venezuela 3
Kenya 1   Vietnam 10
Korea, South 20   West Bank 6
Kuwait 1   Yemen 1
Kyrgyzstan 2   Zimbabwe 4

 

 

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