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10 Best Places to Study Abroad on This Planet

Wait a bit! How do you define places ..Or best places to study abroad in other?

If you consider university a place, then these universities are the best places to study abroad. If places near you are the cities, then these cities are the best places to study abroad OR if you refer ‘places’ as the important landscapes associated with some study destination, then here you’ll find some of the mind-blowingly awesome landscapes around these universities/colleges/study centers.

What I’m talking is, if the meaning of the best places is,

‘The best available faculty, the best people around, the best destinations that one should go for as a student.’

Then here are some top best:


Seoul City

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10. Seoul National University – Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul National University (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 have a largest faculty team, colleges and other graduate and professional schools working under SNU.

They also have a huge record of graduate and undergraduate alumnus, who have studied and still studying in their campus.

The university has wide relations with other educational centers worldwide.

SNU allows the international students to study at their campus for a semester (up to two) as an exchange student. OR, on the other hand, you can directly apply for a degree at SNU as a foreign student also. The only difference occurs is that as an exchange student you pay your tuition and other fees to your home university but study at SNU campus. And as an international (foreign student) you pay your tuition and other fees directly to Seoul National University.

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

Area/Location as a Place

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.

Outcomes or Charms Associated With It

The Internet is free and everywhere in Seoul. You’ll rarely find that your device is receiving some Wi-Fi signals and it is a protected network.


Tel Aviv City

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

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 other research universities in Israel, Bar-Ilan is yet another public research university, researching on building leadership for the Jewish Nation.

Don’t be 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 the basics or more.

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

Beside conventional studies, Bar Ilan also invites tourist to take part in their specially designed short courses 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.

Area/Location as a Place

Tel Aviv is a contemporary city of 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.

Outcomes or Charms Associated With It

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.”


Dominican Republic City

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8. Mother and Teacher Pontifical Catholic University

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra is situated in Santiago de los Caballeros, a beautiful city of the Dominican Republic. You can call and easily remember it as Santiago for short.

University as an Institute

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra is basically a private sector community college-university established in 1962. As an institute, they focus on providing higher education 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.

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) facilitates the international students in achieving their academic objectives with the 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.

Area/Location as a Place

Dominicans is a baseball-loving nation, so most probably you are going to learn to play baseball in your free times.

A Spanish immersion program in a Spanish-speaking country could simply help you in learning Spanish as your second language. And PUCMM at Santiago is not less than an amazing idea. You better weigh it.

This country has also given shelter to one of the ancient churches of the world named, Basilica Cathedral of Santa María la Menor. Says, this 500 years old church have roots to the greatest explorer of all the time Christopher 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.

Outcomes or Charms Associated With It

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


Sendai City

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7. Tohoku University – Sendai, Japan.

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

University as an Institute

Tohoku is weighed as Japan’s pioneer in accepting female students which weren’t 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, they have multiple courses for international students ranging from one to two semesters at Tohoku.

They have non-degree programs of different durations up to one year at Tohoku University. They have also summer abroad programs for their partner university students.

For more information please visit their International Support Office website.

Area/Location as a Place

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 with an average delay of 10 to 20 seconds which is the least number in the world.

Vending machines are also abundant throughout the city.

Outcomes or Charms Associated With It

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.


Wellington City

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6. Victoria University of Wellington – Wellington, NZ.

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 the whole campus is 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.

Area/Location as a Place

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

As two of New Zealand’s in fact, world’s most popular classic wineries, 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.

Outcomes or Charms Associated With It

The prettiest capital of the prettiest country where you don’t have to walk 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.


Brisbane City

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5. The University of Queensland – Brisbane, Australia.

The University of Queensland (UQ) enjoys a pivotal place in almost each single ranking out there (Academic Ranking of World Universities, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and US News Best Global Universities Rankings, etc.)

University as an Institute

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

They have the best faculty.

UQ becomes a most preferred study destination by offering the mode of study in several different languages (other than English if a student doesn’t want to study in English as a first language) of the world.

Area/Location as a Place

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.

Outcomes or Charms Associated With It

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


Paris City

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

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

University as an Institute

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 and language preparation support.

Area/Location as a Place

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.

Outcomes or Charms Associated With It

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.


Berlin City

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3. Free University of Berlin – Berlin, Brandenburg.

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

University as an Institute

Established in 1948 and 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).

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 the 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.

Outcomes or Charms Associated With It

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


Vancouver City

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2. University of British Columbia– Vancouver, Canada.

Twentieth century’s 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.

University as an Institute

Since 1915, UBC is multiplying its reputation on world’s educational radar systems consistently. It is an important research & learning school of British Columbia, ranked 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.

Area/Location as a Place

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 example that you can’t come back without tasting it.) is all that you are going to enjoy in free while your study-stay in Vancouver.

Outcomes or Charms Associated With It

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.


London City

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1. Imperial College London – London, UK.

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 that in 1907 grouped into one to make the Imperial College London.

University as an Institute

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.

Outcomes or Charms Associated With It

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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