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10 of The Best Places to Study Abroad in 2018 And After

Wait a second!

How can you refer to some places, the best places to study abroad?

Is it best because of a school's best world rankings? Best because of a city's best living standards?

Or is it best near you because of the location, landscapes or the history of your study destination?

And what if some places have all the above-stated qualities together in them?

Top 10 Best Places to Study Abroad Around the World


Well, right here we have the top ten of such places that are best for the students to study abroad because..

As an institute, they are matchless. As a location, it's mesmerizing. And as a city, it is most liveable, affordable, and desirable.

The courses offered, the faculty, the area, and the people around, everything is said to be the best. Most of all, the students are found to have a huge desire for them.

This and everything makes these places the heavens on the earth for the students.

10. Seoul National University – Seoul, South Korea.

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SNU lies in the midst of the Seoul, a metropolitan city and the capital of South Korea.

UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

The first national university of South Korea built in 1946. It is considered one of the first research center university of South Korea.

Now they have a largest faculty team working for the University. Growing number of colleges, graduate and professional schools are also working under SNU.

They also have a huge record of graduate and undergraduate alumnus, who have studied. And still studying (higher education) on their campus.

The university has wide relations with other educational centers worldwide.

It allows the international students to study at their campus as an exchange student for a semester or 2. OR, on the other hand, you can directly apply for a degree at SNU as a foreign student also.

The only difference occurs is the fees that you pay. As an exchange student you pay your tuition and other fees to your home university but study at SNU campus. But as an international student you pay your dues directly to the SNU.

Please refer to Office of International Affairs for more information or apply here.

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South Korea is amazing as a country and Seoul is said to be the hub of Korean culture and wonders.

It is said a man gets one year old right after taking birth on Korean land. And a year further right after falling the New Year.

No matter if you were born in December and it is January now. You are 2 years old in Korea though technically you should be just a one-month-old infant. Weird ha!

Food is cheap. But beware, they can serve you dogs as a meet in restaurants.

Transportation fare is almost negligible. People are friendly, loving, and open. And they have no problem in sharing their relationship in public. They can often hug, kiss and share the likeness in public.

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The Internet is free and everywhere in Seoul. You'll rarely find that your device is receiving some Wifi signals and it is a protected network.

9. Bar-Ilan University – Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv Israel.

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Located in an important district of Ramat Gan, in one of an important city of Tel Aviv, Israel.

UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

Just like many others, Bar-Ilan is yet another public research university of Israel. Their area of expertise is researching on building leadership for the Jewish Nation.

Don’t panic. Bar-Ilan also invites other religious or secular students to learn with them. And within their award winning campus.

But it is always a good idea to join in them if you have any level of interest in Jewish culture or Judaism. As they ask their students (mostly or only for Jews) to be a part of Judaism learning classes. And learn at least the basics of the religion or more if want.

Bar Ilan opens its boundaries to international students as an exchange student. As well as an internationally admitted student in the University. They normally call them newly immigrant students or new immigrants only.

Beside conventional studies, Bar Ilan also invites tourists to their special courses. These short courses are to provide an oppertunity to learn in a Jewish environment...

..to take part in there and learn in a Jewish environment.

Mechana is a popular short-term program, being offered in summer breaks. It is a kind of complete language immersion programs.

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Tel Aviv is a contemporary city in Israel and is believed to be the first modern Jewish city.

It’s so rare that you get up on mornings and won’t meet the sun over there. The sun shines on this part of the earth on almost 300 annual days that are noticed. You can have lots of chances to enjoy outdoor or on beaches (that are graded among top ten best beaches in the world).

You’ll find the best Japanese restaurants there. Coffees and drinks are also available 24/7.

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One quote that I’m liking the most about Bar Ilan is:

“At Bar-Ilan University we provide our students with “wings and roots” – the wings to ‘fly’ academically, scientifically – to push back new boundaries of knowledge, learn new things, explore new intellectual universes; and the roots to ‘bind’ them to this earth, to ensure they fulfill their moral and ethical obligations, and become better people and better Jews.”

8. Mother and Teacher Pontifical Catholic University

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PUCMM is situated in Santiago de los Caballeros. Santiago de los Caballeros or Santiago is a beautiful city of Dominican Republic.

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PUCMM is basically a private sector community college-University established in 1962.

As an institute, the core of this University is to provide higher education beyond any basis. Without involving a religion, race, beliefs or social class values in it.

Their aim is to face scientific problems as a human and find their solutions for the humans.

PUCMM also facilitates the international students in achieving their academic objectives. And that is subject to their educational and cultural values.

They have short-term international experience programs for the interested students. To dive into their culture, to live with their host families. And to integrate Santiago’s cultural richness with theirs.

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A Spanish immersion program can help you in learning Spanish as your second language. Learning living in a Spanish-speaking country is a most effective way of learning Spanish.

And PUCMM at Santiago is not less than an amazing idea. You better weigh it.

This country has also given shelter to the ancient churches of the world. One of the most ancient is the Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor. Says, this 500 years old church has roots to the greatest explorer of all the time, Columbus. This must mean a lot to any other explorer (student), ain’t that?

Besides, this beautiful ancient land has so much to offer to you. And you’ll realize it soon after you clap on landing (It’s a Dominican Law to clap on landing) over there.

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The beautiful campus of PUCMM covering the wide area of 950,000 m2 consists of marvelous gardens. The amazing green paths, make it a more attractive & suitable place for learning.

7. Tohoku University – Sendai, Japan.

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Tohoku is placed among the greenest, the city of trees, Sendai (Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.)

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Tohoku is weighed as Japan’s pioneer in accepting female students. It wasn't just possible before this. None of a female student was admitted in any Japanese University before 1913. The year when Tohoku took that initiative.

And now it is the home of researchers, scholars, professors and students. Who are treated as individuals and without the gender discrepancies.

Whether or you are pursuing Tohoku as an exchange student or as an international student. There are multiple courses for you ranging from one to two semesters at Tohoku.

The University offers non-degree programs of different durations usually one year long. They have also summer abroad programs for their partner university students.

For more information please visit their ​international support office website.

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Those of you people who love fox, there’s fox village you must go and visit. It is a huge place filled with foxes all around. I’m sure you’d like to cuddle with some beautiful fox or click a selfie with it.

Another notable mark is ‘the Ruins of Sendai Castle’, also known as Aoba Castle. It was built in 1602 and functioned till 1875. Must it be the greatest attraction for the history students?

They have appealing downtown shopping malls, museums, and attractive yet peaceful mediatheques.

Though a little expensive, but their fast moving trains are always on the time. The average delay is of 10 to 20 seconds which is the least number in the world.

Vending machines are also abundant throughout the city.

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Rich cultural activities and festivals of Japan that are an amazing experience to be a part of them.

A chance to meet and live with the old people that are enjoying a healthy life at the age of hundred or more.

Possibly going to visit in some of the world heritage sites of Japan.

6. Victoria University of Wellington – Wellington, NZ.

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Surrounded by spectacular parks & gardens. Victoria University of Wellington is stretched in Wellington city and Auckland.

UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

Victoria University has got splendid building blocks. So it makes the whole campus a wonderful place.

They have a wide range of programs offered to international students. Including the graduate, postgraduate programs as a complete degree program. And one to two semesters long short degree or pathway programs.

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You are going to taste world’s finest wine and coffee while in Wellington.

As two of New Zealand’s wineries are world’s most popular classic wineries. And both Wairarapa & Marlborough lies on the North and South of Wellington simultaneously.

Just like Seoul, free Wi-Fi is everywhere in Wellington. Just find one and hopefully, it’ll not ask you for an encryption key or password.

The Wellington waterfront in another attraction that is going to mesmerize you.

The people are friendly and cooperating.

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The prettiest capital of the prettiest country. Where you don’t have to walk for miles and you’ll meet someone who is actually a celebrity. Either a Hollywood celeb or a locally famous person.

The music is in the air which blows quite fast sometimes. So, be careful, or you could happen to change your plan to come back home.

5. The University of Queensland – Brisbane, Australia.

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The University of Queensland (UQ) enjoys a pivotal place in almost every single ranking.

Whether it is Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS World University Rankings. Or Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings Or US News Best Global Universities Rankings.

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UQ is always seen as Australia’s one of the most appreciated research & teaching center.

They have the best faculty out there.

UQ becomes a most preferred study destination by offering the mode of study in preferred languages of the world. If a student doesn’t want to study in English as a first language he also can choose other Languages of the world.

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The story bridge of Queensland was constructed in 1935 and is one of the biggest attraction of the city.

It has fast flowing rivers. Coffee culture, crazy nightlife, restaurants, and dining halls.

Speaking about the hall, the Brisbane city hall is the second largest in Australia. Its clock tower is raised up to 92 meters in height. A beautiful building to watch if in Brisbane.

Along with that, old spring hill water reservoir which is now an open opera house. The delicious lamington and queen’s street are some other things to add.

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Opportunity to meet the wild dolphins. And feed them at Moreton Island National Park or Tangalooma Island Resorts.

4. Pierre and Marie Curie University – Paris, France.

Paris City

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An 11th century school of medicine and science that is still present in the heart of France, Paris. Not only present but consistently continues to grow.

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Shanghai world rankings give it a top position. Comes as 7th European University in the list, and world ranking is top 5th.

UPMC offers 25 various programs to the international students. For which the selected candidate also receive the financial assistance. The language preparation support and other encouragement is also a part of the plan.

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Paris as an area, location or place is filled with smaller, tiny-many wonders. I mean what if I tell you something that I shouldn’t but you still like to know? A wonder for you, definitely.

If you haven’t been there or you never been aware. Once there, you’ll be able to find condom vending machines in the streets of Paris. (Ops! I shouldn’t tell you that.)

More than 1100 city bars would be waiting for you get drunk. 1700 bakeries are there to offer you delicious baguettes. 6000 beautiful streets for you to get lost some day. And half a million trees to provide you fresh oxygen every day.

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It says Paris loves, lovers. If you are that type of human being, this must be the right time to fell in love with Paris.

3. Free University of Berlin – Berlin, Brandenburg.

Berlin City

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Freie Universität or Free University of Berlin is a renowned university of Berlin.

UNIVERSITY AS AN INSTITUTE

Established in 1948. After tireless work of professors, students, and other workers. It was elected for Excellence Initiative in 2007 organized by Federal Government of Germany and the federal states.

There were 9 other Universities in the line along with the Free University to receive that distinction.

At current, Freie Universitat is a notable research center of Germany who needs no definition.

AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

Berlin is one of the earliest city which has records to be known in early 1237. Though many people consider this the way more ancient than 1237 but anyhow.

The berlin wall that covers the major portion of the berlin’s history. And almost the whole of West Berlin has been one of the hottest topic and tourist attraction in Germany. You can still find some pieces of its ruins at present.

With over 965 small bigger bridges and the streams/canals, it has become a more beautiful place in actual than what one can describe in word.

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A way to learn the brilliant Berlin art. Sail its water lakes, swimming, biking and many other things this has to offer you.

2. University of British Columbia– Vancouver, Canada.

Vancouver City

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Twentieth-century University sites in a city that was burnt completely once in 1886.

Yes, Great Vancouver Fire. There was a fire basically to clear the land. But it gently engulfed everything in his path and destroyed the whole of the Vancouver.

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Since 1915, UBC is multiplying its reputation on the world’s educational radar systems.

It is an important research & learning school in British Columbia. Ranking among world top teaching & research centers as well.

UBC let you join in their campus and their unique study styles in all possible ways. I.e. UBC exchange students, Visiting students, summer study abroad, and others.

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The biggest Stanley Park is a great place to experience nature in Vancouver. It covers about 1001 acres of land.

Spectacular beaches, huge stadiums, lovely people, and sushi food. California Roll is the one (sushi food) example that you can’t come back without tasting.

It's all that you are going to enjoy in free while your study-stay in Vancouver.

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There’s a place to get off your clothes publically and feel how it feels.

Wreck beach (clothing optional beach) is the only single place in the Canada to get nude on the beach if you want to.

1. Imperial College London – London, UK.

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The current Imperial College London is a blend of 19th-century old schools.

The Royal college of Science, The Royal Schools of Mines, The City & Guild Colleges. All three were grouped into one to make the Imperial College London in 1907.

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Since that, the Imperial College is making a long history in the field of education.

They award 6100 degrees annually. Forming an international community with over 125 nationals from all over the world.

If you are looking for the high standards in Business, Engineering, Medicine, and Sciences. Then this is what Imperial College of London specializes in.

AREA/LOCATION AS A PLACE

London is the home of almost anything. I mean you can imagine to do and expect anything here.

Let’s say randomly, robbery? Worse but yes. Do rich people live there, of course, they do. Important landmarks?

It verily has worlds’ most recognizable landmarks. i.e. London Eye, London Bridge, Big Bang, Trafalgar Square. Culture? The unique one. What else? Everything else.

I’m not really exaggerating but London is a city that one must visit before dying. It’ll tell you how man has turned a simple piece of earth to such an amazing place.

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Time to meet your favorite celebrity of the past (or even present) and take a photo with them at Madame Tussauds.

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