Best countries to study abroad

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If you’re planning for an education abroad, choose the variability of experiences they provide sleep in a community different than yours and learn from cultural diversity. Here is that the list of seven best countries to review abroad.

For first-timers, the experience of travelling abroad are often fascinating. Etch this sensation/emotions/feelings into your memory and reflect on them when in crisis. Some may find the cultural shock overbearing. provides it a while it’ll sink in. rather than trying too hard to assimilate try doing things in your way, at your own pace. And to those that have the romantic notion that living abroad goes to be almost like what they see in movies – you’re certain an ‘unpleasant’ surprise.

Anyway, traveling is fun. Studying abroad allows you to travel, explore and educate yourself at the same time. Go abroad for the thrill and the adventure, let things happen at their own accord. The goal is to enjoy, to have fun, not suffer.

Some of the best countries to study abroad are:

The United States of America

This is the first on any list. The country receives the most number of international students than any other nation in the world. More so than education, people are drawn in towards the American culture. America sets trends for other countries to follow. Their music and movie industries have a great influence on the entire youthful population in the world. They have the largest economy in the world and this alone attracts thousands of students and immigrants each year.

The US is also ahead of other nations when it comes to promoting sports. Football (Soccer) is more popular in Europe though. The NBA (National Basketball Association), MLB (Major League Baseball), NFL (National Football League) and the NHL (National Hockey League) are the top 4 highest paying sports in the world. America is also home to the Silicon Valley – an IT paradise. Think of America as that posh restaurant with an exclusive chef, the taste may be subpar at best but the reputation of the establishment will see it through with people lining to get in. Such is the attraction – immense but unwarranted.

That’s the country and not it’s educational institutions. America has some of the best universities in the world, the very best. In the list of top 10 universities in the world, 5 are from the US. The tuition fee is very high and the cost of living too. 

The United Kingdom

Commonwealth nations are still under the colonial hangover and regard the UK as better than other nations. The cultural sophistication of the English (the accent, flexing of the pinkie while sipping on tea and the act of drinking tea) fascinates people all over. Many from the tropics may not appreciate the weather but from people from cooler temperatures, it is an absolute treat.

Winters can get cold with extended monsoons. The UK is a melting pot of diversity and culture though. Students from all over the world study here. It is the second-highest recipient of international students after the US. The UK is home to some of the world’s biggest football clubs in Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, etc. and this reason alone will suffice for many. England is also home to Lord’s Cricket Ground – Mecca of Cricket.

Though in recent years, the regulations that have been imposed make it difficult for students to get a job after graduation or improve on their immigration status. England is in political turmoil due to Brexit which will affect the international community on the whole. But this should not deter students much as the educational institutions are worth the pains.

The University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world is in London. At almost 1000 years old, the continued persistence is directly proportional to the brilliance and magnificence of the institution in its continued deliverance of excellence. Other institutes of the same calibre include the University of Cambridge and the Imperial College London to name a few.

It’s a poor man’s USA but by no means is it cheap. The country is known for its hospitality and famous for its apologetic attitude. Canada accepts the largest number of refugees in a year and helps them resettle. The charismatic Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to India could be taken as disastrous and hilarious at the same time, it produced mixed results other than what was hoped for. Recent scandals have dealt some serious blows though. 

Toronto, home of the Toronto Raptor – 2019 NBA champions, was voted as the most desirable city to study in by students. Two other Canadian cities in Montreal and Vancouver also make it into this list. The winters are severely cold, -30-degree Celcius cold. Summer is welcomed with open arms, people enjoy the Sun and the warmth. People prefer to sweat under the sun rather than to go indoors, summer is that much appreciated. 

Degree from a Canadian university is recognized all over the world. Some of the world’s top colleges are here. The majority of the population speaks English, communication will not be a problem. Canda is safe with low crime rates and the quality of living is among the highest in the world.

Norway

It is the northern-most Scandinavian country. Vikings come from this region, though the real Viking spirit is dead, their descendants continue to exist. Norway is famous for its natural beauty, it is regarded by many as the most beautiful country in the world. Some of its natural attractions are the fjords, mountains, midnight sun, etc.

Norway can boast of a thriving culture and tradition which has been preserved and practised till today. After the discovery of oil in 1969, the country saw a heavy influx of cash flows which saw a soaring rise in the living conditions of its people. It is one of the most expensive countries in the world to live in. Norway is the world leader in several sectors such as natural gas and oil service, renewable energy, shipping, the fishing industry, and others. Holidays in Norway can be spent skiing which is one of its main attractions. The majority of the population speak English, therefore, students should not have any trouble communicating. Scandinavian countries are safe and have low crime rates.

Norwegian universities are free for everyone. The tuition fees are very low but the cost of living is high. Living in Norway and studying in other foreign universities is almost the same. 

France

Paris is known as the city of love, for those of you seeking to get more out of college life than just a degree, France is for you. Paris has been voted as the most desirable student destination 4 times in a row, currently, it sits at 5th place. France is famous for its cuisines, art and architecture, history and culture, the world cup winning football team, Neymar and PSG saga and so much more. The French economy is one of the strongest in the world with major international corporations like Total, L’oreal, Airbus, LVMH to name a few. The language is the third most spoken language in the world and is the fourth sweetest language in the world. 

The university fees are the same for national and international students. College fee varies according to the type of the program, as in, undergraduate courses are cheaper than postgraduate courses. Certain institutions implement their fee structure, do some research before applying. Most undergraduate courses are conducted in English and all postgraduate courses are conducted in English. The tuition fees are very low and the cost of living is not as high as Norway, but high nonetheless, especially Paris, which is the most expensive city to live in the world.

Germany

The country is best known for its automobile industry. German manufactured cars and German engineering are known for their excellence. The country is famous for festivals and carnivals. Oktober fest is the most popular, a fest the revolves around beer. People, mostly from Munich, participate in this event and can be seen wearing the traditional German costume.

One-third of Germany is covered in forest, it has more bridges than Venice, Berlin is 9 times the size of Paris, everyone has a health insurance plan in Germany, Germany is also the 2nd largest employers of engineers, provides international students with an 18-month window to look for a job after graduation, one of the safest countries in Europe to live in. Despite its history, the country has taken major strides to change this opinion. Germany took in almost 200,000 Syrian refugees and helped then resettle. 

The tuition fee is Germany is non-existent or negligible. The government passed a resolution in 2014 which made free education for national and international students mandatory in public institutions. Most undergraduate courses and all postgraduate courses are conducted in English. It is recommended that students make efforts to learn German as it will be greatly advantageous. By 2030, Germany is also projected to face a shortage of skilled workers, providing job opportunities for international graduates.

Japan

Japan is a tiny island country located in the Pacific Ocean. A country which required the dropping of two atom bombs to deter their spirits. A country which gave us Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Air Gear, etc.

What’s not to like about Japan? Fascinating architecture, awesome cuisine, manga and anime, best motorcycle, hardworking people, fastest trains, etc. Japan is what happens when tradition meets innovation. Japanese are tech-savvy but at the same time deeply rooted in their culture and tradition.

The country is very prone to earthquakes but the buildings are constructed in such a way that they absorb the impact and do not tumble easily. One of the most densely populated countries in the world, finding spacious accommodation at a reasonable price will almost be impossible. Tokio is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in.

The Japanese community is also one of the leaders when it comes to fashion, the young generation is known for their eccentric style. Japan hosts the largest comic convention ‘Comiket’ which is a volunteer-run event. People put up their stall at the designated venue and try selling their manga. The volunteers draw, write the script, put up the money for printing all by themselves and man their stall too. 

Japanese institutions support research and development. The country has produced the highest number of Nobel Prize winners in Asia. The quality of education is among the best in the world. Tuition fees are way lower than western universities. Japanese cities are expensive to live in but are comparatively cheaper than cities like Zurich, London, New York, etc. The government provides scholarship programs for international students which can see the entire tuition fees wavered off. International students get several other scholarships as well.

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