12 Unique Destinations to Study Abroad
- September 30, 2021
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Just because you haven’t heard of a specific study abroad location, doesn’t mean it’s not worth checking out. In fact, chances are you haven’t heard of it because it’s not a popular tourist destination, and as a student who will be living in a different country for a summer, semester, or year, you’re looking to get a deep cultural experience, not a touristy vacation (that’s what spring break is for).
That’s why we’re talking about some lesser-known study abroad locations. Those hidden gems that fully immerse you in culture, allow you to learn a new language within weeks, make friends with locals, and see parts of the world you didn’t even know existed.
- Mauritius – While the name may transport you to parts unknown, studying in Mauritius can indeed be a transformative experience. This small island state boasts peaceful people, marvelous scenery, and a rich blend of European, Asian, and African cultures. English is widely accepted as the official language, although the workforce is bilingual between English and French. With hundreds of course offerings and a country-wide imperative to become the intellectual hub of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is truly a one-of-a-kind destination for international students. It also offers free health care services and public transportation and a remarkably low cost of living.
- Romania – From the bustling capital city of Bucharest to intact medieval towns and folkloric villages to the ecosystem of the Danube River, this central European country is truly an undiscovered gem. Ease and affordability are just two of the alluring factors that contribute to making Romania an increasingly popular destination for overseas students. A tradition of academics, a wide selection of coursework and programs, choice of four study languages (English, French, German and Romanian), and dynamic, multinational academic environments round out Romania’s offerings.
- Malta – A popular tourist destination celebrated for its scenic beauty, culture, and nightlife, Malta has been attracting tourists for countless years. Whether you worship the sun or art, history, and culture, Malta — small, yet packed with people — offers beauty beyond compare. Malta is now an increasingly sought-after destination for students, too, thanks to its many offerings. English speakers, in particular, will feel at home here: as Malta’s second language, English is spoken by nearly everyone. In fact, Malta is considered one of these best countries to study English.
- Poland – Poland is one of the most affordable European countries for studies (Ph.D. degrees are actually offered for free!) and Polish cities like Warsaw and Krakow are voted among the top student-friendly cities, offering a lively atmosphere, a great study environment, and low cost of living.
- Netherlands – The Netherlands is also a unique non-Anglophone country, where approximately 95% of locals speak English. This factor makes living, studying, and working in the Netherlands very convenient, comfortable, and pleasant for international students. The Netherlands is also very open and tolerant, welcoming everyone to share their opinions and express themselves. This is very much encouraged during your studies. Studying and living costs here are not very expensive. The degrees offered are in English and recognized worldwide.
- Latvia – Latvian education offers a broad curriculum and global perspective to equip students with relevant qualifications and skills. Studying here provides an opportunity for cross-cultural exposure and personal development. It also offers researchers and teaching staff from several countries for studies as well as research work. Universities in Latvia offer both English-taught academic and professional bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Tuition fees and living costs are generally lower than the costs in most Western Countries. Universities are well known for producing high-quality IT and engineering graduates.
- Taiwan – Taiwan nods at ancient Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese culture and history while embracing the age of technological advancement. A sophisticated infrastructure featuring exceptional transportation and medical facilities is just one small part of the exceptional living standard enjoyed by Taiwan’s citizens. Taiwan’s commitment to innovation is exemplified by its prioritization of higher education. In addition to its high standards and terrific reputation, there’s another way Taiwan beckons international students: they do not have to pay the standard “out of country” tuition fees charged by universities in other countries.
As the saying goes, “It’s not about the destination, but the journey.” And while this sentiment may not be 100 percent true when it comes time to decide where to study abroad, remember that following your own head, heart, and soul can lead to unexpected and wonderful places. If you want to explore and find the perfect fit please get in touch with Kavitta Mehtta at 3RDiConsulting for expert advice.