The best countries to study abroad in 2020
Find your passport and pack your bags, we’ve listed you the best countries for a semester abroad! While the main goal is to go to school, it also means enjoying a long trip to a new country! In our topo, we have chosen destinations that are known for their ease of travel, which will not destroy your budget and that will keep you busy whenever you are not in class.
These are the top 10 best countries to study and work abroad in 2020;
- South Korea
- South Africa
1. Spain (Europe)
With its laid-back atmosphere, festive spirit and gastronomy, Spain is considered one of the most advantageous destinations in Europe for a semester abroad. Although Spain aims to attract international students by offering them the opportunity to take courses in English, many of them will choose this destination to learn Spanish, the third most spoken language in the world. Let yourself be charmed by Spain’s rich artistic and cultural scene while enjoying tapas accompanied by a glass of sangria.
The best cities to study in Spain in 2020 are Almeria, Valencia, Granada, Salamanca and Seville.
2. France (Europe)
The romanticism of the French language (not to mention its inhabitants) is enough to encourage students to apply for a semester in France. As a student, you will benefit from many discounts in the country both in terms of transport and admission to museums. Since France is located in the center of Western Europe, you can escape on weekends by jumping on a high-speed train (TGV) to explore one of the neighboring countries while enjoying croissants and cheese.
The most student-friendly cities in France (other than Paris) are Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier, Lille, Bordeaux and Grenoble.
Also check out the best cities to live in france in 2020 here.
3. Taiwan (Asia)
Unknown, the island of Taiwan is a treasure waiting to be discovered. Surrounded by lush mountains, this modern nation is attracting more and more international students. In addition to learning Mandarin, for which you could receive substantial scholarships, Taiwan is a captivating destination for exploring night markets, hot springs and a warm culture. Backed by a strong and thriving technology industry, Taiwanese universities also offer highly competitive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs.
The most popular student cities in Taiwan are Taipei, Taichung, Hsinchu City and Tainan City.
Top 10 Best Countries to Study and Work Abroad in 2020
4. Argentina (South America)
With so many natural wonders to admire such as Iguazu Falls, Glacier National Park or Patagonia, it’s tempting to apply to an Argentine university just to explore this vast country instead of actually studying it. As you will be surrounded by Latin countries, use this experience to live a complete immersion in Spanish. You will quickly realize that, unlike other parts of the world, Spanish is the language of choice, even among foreign students. Don’t forget to take advantage of the discounts offered to students on domestic flights to visit the European-influenced cities of Argentina, to discover the country of wine or simply to taste their national dish, Asado.
The favorite cities to Study and Work Abroad in Argentina in 2020 are Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Santiago del Estero.
5. Mexico (North America)
Although some parts of Mexico require some precautions, there are some of the best universities in Latin America. Party on the beaches of Cancun, visit the legendary Mayan ruins of Tulum and explore the incredible underwater ecosystem of Playa del Carmen in your spare time. Practice your Spanish while leaving winter behind for a holiday destination… isn’t that a good reason to choose Mexico?
The most popular cities to study in Mexico in 2020 are Mexico City, Oaxaca, Playa del Carmen, Mazatlan and Guadalajara.
6. Malaysia (South-East Asia)
Studying in a multicultural Asian country without language constraints is not only possible, but also affordable. Many major international universities have opened campuses in Malaysia to provide world-class education. Malaysia is an advantageous option for international students thanks to lower tuition fees than western countries, high-quality accommodation in a vibrant metropolis coupled with a low cost of living. Moreover, as Kuala Lumpur is the focal point of AirAsia, the low-cost airline serving most of Asia, you will be easily connected to almost all Asian countries. There is even a very cheap direct flight to the Maldives!
The best cities to study in Malaysia in 2020 are Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching and Johor.
7. Australia (Oceania)
Australia is renowned for its welcoming culture, the funny accent typical of its inhabitants, its exotic wildlife, its beaches, its deserts, its mountains, its valleys and its paradise islands. Students who travel to Australia for a semester abroad may even be tempted to extend their stay or return at the end of their degree on a working holiday visa. With a quality of life similar to that of here, it’s easy to understand why many students choose this destination!
The best cities to study in Australia in 2020 are Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide.
8. South Korea (Asia)
In the country that brought us Gangnam Style, Samsung and the Korean BBQ, you will be welcomed in very modern infrastructures contrasting with the traditional style. South Korea is at the cutting edge of technology and offers quality education. Exchange students have the opportunity to enroll in Korean courses as part of their curriculum but also benefit from courses taught in English. The younger generation of Koreans is eager to make new international friends. Your next Korean friends will introduce you to a lively nightlife and endless shopping opportunities.
The best cities to discover as students are Seoul, Busan, Daegu and Gyeongsan.
9. South Africa (Africa)
Doing a semester abroad in South Africa could be quite a challenge, but it will undeniably be a very rewarding adventure. Always considered a developing country, South Africa welcomes a very diverse and multicultural student community to its highest-rated universities. With a favorable exchange rate, it’s an affordable option for students! Don’t miss the opportunity to surf, take part in a safari in Kruger National Park or take a trip on the garden road.
Get a unique experience studying abroad in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
Top 10 Best Countries to Study and Work Abroad in 2020
10. Germany (Europe)
Since 2014, Germany has been offering free courses at its public universities to all students, even international students! It’s no wonder that this is one of the most popular destinations for a semester abroad. Not only will you be able to enjoy a quality education that is recognized around the world, but you will also have the opportunity to study in English and have access to a wide selection of scholarships. Perfect your German by exploring small towns where you’ll discover majestic castles and enjoy some of the best beers in the world.
The best cities to study in Germany in 2020 are Frankfurt, Leipzig, Hamburg, Berlin and Heidelberg
Studying abroad will take you out of your comfort zone and stimulate your sense of adventure! This experience that will change your life by broadening your horizons will give you the sting of travel. Before you leave, make sure you contact your travel insurance representative for affordable, comprehensive coverage designed specifically for students.