The College years are really cool, no matter you have to stay awake many nights before your exams or limit your expenses to pay the tuition fee. In cases when the government pays for you, this is even better. But do you know what the best option is? Yes, you are right – studying abroad. If there are the means, you really should take the chance. This is going to be a personality-altering experience through traveling to different countries. Anyway, don’t take it too serious, it’s basically going to be a non-stop party with new friends. Take your pick from our list of 10 of the best cities to study abroad and go stimulate your adventurous impulses.
1. Paris, France
This renewable source of cultural energy is a perfect spot to study. The food alone is a great factor to influence your decision, but if you have problems with excess weight, you’d rather spend your time at museums and admire the world cultural heritage in one city. Those who literally want to study abroad won’t be disappointed, since the French capital boasts an impressive selection of internationally ranked universities.
2. Sydney, Australia
The iconic harbor has a great reputation as a destination for international students. This multicultural city features beaches among the most beautiful in the world and of course internationally ranked universities. The only “danger” is to pick up an Australian accent and the wish to stay here forever.
3. London, UK
This splendid capital attracts students from all around the world with fine museums and galleries, top-class restaurants and 19 internationally ranked universities. The hipster culture is developed here due to the huge number of international students and welcomes everyone who prefers living in a parallel world with minimum stress.
4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Well, let’s set aside the weed and red light district. Basically Amsterdam is a warm welcoming city for international students who seek for cheap food in grocery stores, speak English fluently and intend to save money on taxis, using bikes only. Studying here gives the privilege of the benefits of modern living and in case there are still things not entirely affordable, don’t be upset, the benefits far outweigh the costs.
5. Barcelona, Spain
Well, you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy this sun-filled city. Barcelona has so much to offer international students: stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, amazing food, and that’s not the end. OK, let’s not forget why you are here. The main purpose is of course studying, right? In terms of education, Barcelona is really friendly to foreign students.
6. Berlin, Germany
Regardless of what you want to study, Berlin fits the needs of every foreign student. Anyway, those who don’t want to cope with cultural shock, are advised to stay at home. This city of revolution should at least be your once-in-a-lifetime experience, because it best of all understands the pull between one way of life for another.
7. Buenos Aires, Argentina
The education process can never be accompanied with such fun experiences anywhere else. We understand that studying is a must. But are you making the big move just for it? Of course you dont. The city has a definition of an exotic locale with a perpetual state of luxurious bliss. The local architecture resembles the French capital up to the point, you sit at a café and feel like you are in France. Taking tango lessons should also be high on your “to do” list once you are here.
8. Beijing, China
Studying in Beijing demands an adventurous heart. If you are used to your slow paced life, don’t even think about moving to Beijing. Here you’ll definitely have a shortage of space and clean air. But the reward is worth taking the trouble. The entirely new lifestyle and experiences will open a new frontier in your life. Seize this opportunity while you are young. Once you’re older, you might not stand this experiment.
9. Dublin, Ireland
If you want to study in a young multicultural city, pursuing your various interests outside of college, the capital of Ireland is your spot. The location is also quite convenient, since you get an easy access to continental Europe. The city is also extremely manageable, due to the lack of skyscrapers and the fact that even if there is a lot going on, it doesn’t feel overwhelming.
10. Florence, Italy
Florence is the right city for those who want to take themselves out of their comfort zone and be immersed in a new culture. This open-air museum will ignite your vision to discover your path, be part of an unfamiliar world and will evoke the allure of Renaissance artists. If you have planned parties from dusk to dawn, you’d rather look somewhere else, because the main mission of this city is to deepen the meaning of human life and history.
And Finally …
If you really enjoy your study abroad experience, you may wish to consider living and working abroad – at least for a short while.