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FIVE PLACES TO STUDY ABROAD IN 2020

Make 2020 the year you start your study abroad adventure! Here’s a list of six study abroad destinations, spanning Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. What are you waiting for? Get planning!

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1. Canada

 

Safe, multicultural and friendly. These are just a few of the characteristics that sum up Canada. Famed for its welcoming attitude towards immigrants and international students, Canada is a top-class study destination which offers generous work opportunities both during and after your studies. Did you know that 60% of international students plan to apply for permanent residency after graduation? (CBIE International Student Survey, 2018). That shows just how much students enjoy their study experience in Canada. They can’t bring themselves to leave!



Aside from work and study, Canada also has plenty of natural beauty to offer. A coveted destination for skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer, Canada also boasts lively cities such as Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto. And of course, make sure you check out Niagara Falls, Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains!

 

 

2. Ireland

Speak to anyone who has studied in Ireland and they will be full of tales of cosy pubs, country walks and lots of laughs. Maybe it’s the warm nature of the local people, wonders like the Giant’s Causeway, or the love of Guinness, but the student experience in Ireland always seems to be a very personal and above all, fun one.



England might be famous for Oxford and Cambridge, but the Irish capital, Dublin is home to a number of top-ranked universities like Trinity College Dublin founded in 1592, University College Dublin, whose alumni includes James Joyce and the more modern Dublin City University. Galway has even been nominated the European Culture Capital 2020, offering beautiful beaches and nature as well as a bustling nightlife!

 

 

3. Australia 

Why do so many students go Down Under to get their degree? In 2018, there were 372,000 students in Australia, a 13.5% increase compared with the previous year (Project Atlas). In fact, international education is now Australia’s 3rd largest export after iron and coal.

 

But why are so many students drawn to Australia? Well if it’s agreeable climate, endless beaches (one is an astonishing 90 miles long!) and laid back lifestyle weren’t appealing enough, it also boasts some world class universities such as the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University and the University of Sydney. Australia is a youthful, vibrant and beautiful place to get your degree, why not see if you can find your perfect course there?

 

 

4. USA

For the last four years, more than one million international students have decided to study in the USA (2019 Open Doors Annual Data). This makes America the most popular destination for international students. With a booming economy, diverse culture and world-famous universities, international students are exposed to many new opportunities and unique experiences in the USA, making global connections along the way. A few of the top institutions include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

 

Celebrated for its notorious college culture and reputation as a world leader in education, the USA is a highly desirable study destination for international students.

 

 

5. The UK

There’s a reason why the UK is the second most popular study destination for EU and non-EU students. Steeped in history, famed for its research prowess and a melting pot of different nationalities and cultures. In fact, more than 500,000 international students chose the UK for their studies in 2018, following the US as the most popular destination (Project Atlas).

 

The quality of teaching at its world-class institutions make this country an obvious choice for any ambitious student. The choice of universities is also endless. Start searching for your perfect course today!

 

Feeling inspired? Find a course in one of these countries today!

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