Studying abroad is a student experience that is not to be missed! By studying abroad you get to experience a new culture, meet new people, gain international education, and overcome the challenges of living in a new country. You can study abroad in so many countries across the globe, but Send My Bag have included the top 10 places from the QS Best Student Cities 2019 in this blog. Each of the cities listed here are perfect places to study abroad!
Some of the best universities in the world are in London, in fact six of London’s universities feature in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. These included Imperial College London, King’s College, and London School of Economics and Political Science. If you think you will enjoy a fast-paced city life, London is for you. The city has a good buzz about it and, being one of the most international cities in the world, you will meet people from all walks of life and backgrounds. You can enjoy a thriving social life and would have the perk of being close to all of the famous London landmarks – Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, The Shard, and the list goes on.
Whilst Japan’s culture and language may be a challenge to get used to, overcoming this challenge and getting to know the ins and outs of Japanese culture would be a life-changing experience. Having international experience can make you stand out to employers when it comes to getting a job after graduation.
Melbourne held the crown of the most liveable city in the world for seven years in The Economist’s Global Liveability Index. The city is viewed by many as Australia’s cultural capital, celebrating many cultures and communities. The city is very welcoming for international students, as well as being young and hip with lots of entertainment, art, and diversity.
In Munich you will have a mix of both the ancient and the modern, surrounded by some of the finest looking medieval buildings as well as the hussle and bustle of a modern city. Munich is well-known for its annual Oktoberfest festival and for being the ‘beer capital of the world.’ On top of this, there is so much more of Germany’s culture, cuisine and community to experience.
As Germany’s capital city, Berlin is a hotspot for alternative culture, art and modern design. The city is also rich in history – the war museums are a must-do on your list of things to explore. When you want to have a break from studying, Berlin is known to have one of the best nightlife scenes.
According to the 2018 annual immigration report for Canada, one in five people living in Canada are those who have moved there from a different country. Therefore, Canada is a very multicultural and diverse country and a top pick for living, studying, and working abroad! Three of Canada’s cities (Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto) ranked in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world in the Economist’s Global Liveability Index. Canada is certainly an exciting place to be for expats!
How could you not fall in love with the beauty of Paris? The city is visually stunning and rich in French culture. Imagine strolling along the streets of Paris on a daily basis, enjoying the French cuisine, and getting to see some of the most iconic landmarks – the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Palace of Versailles and many more.
Zurich has been frequently listed as one of the best cities to live in the world. The city has one of the best universities in the world, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), which ranked among the top ten in the QS world university rankings. Switzerland has been ranked as the best country to live for those who move abroad because of a higher quality of life and better well-being.
Sydney consistently tops the lists of the best places to live! The city ranked in the top 10 most liveable cities in the Economist’s 2018 and 2019 Global Liveability Index. Studying abroad in Sydney means that you can enjoy the sought-after Aussie lifestyle – the weather, the city buzz, the beaches, and the laidback culture.
10. Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a fast-paced, cultural, and dynamic study destination. The university of Hong Kong ranked 25th in the QS world university rankings, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ranked 37th. Hong Kong has plenty of things for you to explore, from the history and culture of the city, to Hong Kong’s surrounding islands. You would also have easy and affordable travel options from Hong Kong to popular destinations across Southeast Asia.
Regardless of which country you choose as your study destination, living and studying abroad will be the experience of a lifetime.
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Many expats relocate for better career opportunities and a better lifestyle. According to the 2019 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, 47% of expats under 35 relocate to further their career, with 80% of these increasing their earnings upon moving abroad. In the HSBC survey, expats ranked countries for their work-life balance, and we have put together the top ten in this blog.