See the World in the 14 Best Places to Study Abroad

Why, howdy folks! It’s time to get out of your school funk and start exploring this big ol’ ball we call home. Step away from the States for a while; spend a semester (or summer) abroad to explore new cultures, brave new foods, take that ultimate vacation, make new friends, and learn more about yourself. Whether you’re the quiet, inquisitive artist happily bent over your studio desk or an adventurous trail blazer tackling mountains and cliffs, the myWebRoom team found nine amazing countries for each and every one of you!

The United Kingdom

Yeah, baby, yeah! Sorry… that was a bad Austin Powers joke, but this is the perfect place to start with. Since we share the English language (used  just a little differently) England makes a great place to ease into a familiar – yet foreign – experience!

London

London is a great place to study abroad. Their amazing architecture and good colleges make them ideal education destinations.

The University of the Arts London focuses on broad liberal arts. The fashion department is particularly strong.

The London University of Arts fashion program is a great choice England as a good spot to study abroad.

The extraordinary instructors and wide, airy studios make for happy students.

London is a good place to study abroad. The familiar language and people make it ideal for Americans.

Spend your free time with your classmates and try London’s famous fish and chips, stroll along the Thames, catch a glimpse of the royals, or goof off on the cityscape.

Climbing the London cityscape is a great way to enjoy your time studying abroad.

Reading

Of course, London isn’t the only city in the United Kingdom. Let’s say you’re like me and you love quiet cities, nature hikes, and crazy cultural festivals, then you should do a semester in Reading!

Reading University is beautiful and a great place to study abroad.

The University of Reading sits smack dab in the middle of this large town that dates back to the Roman occupation and still has all its historic charm. Check out the lively music scene and ample bars. This well situated city is only 24 miles from Oxford and a half-hour train ride to London.

Reading University is a great place to study abroad. They even still have typography courses!

France

Enjoy college life in the center of Paris. Find out where to go when you study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Paris

Time to get all highfalutin. You can’t imagine Paris without thinking about the amazing food, impressive culture, and fabulously dressed citizens. The city of love becomes your classroom at The Sorbonne (that’s the University of Paris to the uninitiated). The building opens directly onto street, entwining the university with every-day city life.

Sit in sun-drenched lecture rooms. The Sorbonne specializes in literature, languages, arts, humanities and social sciences.

Enjoy lectures while studying abroad in lovely Paris, France! For more travel destinations go to the myWebRoom Blog!Ride the metro to some of the richest food you’ll ever taste. The city’s so rife with art, even the Parisian underground is a haven for creativity. It’s a city that’s inspired culture all over the word, including here at myWebRoom – which I’m sure you can tell from our Oh, Paris! collection.  

Ride the subway in beautiful Paris, France. For awesome places to study abroad, hit up the myWebRoom Blog!

Host study halls on the cobblestone streets of the city.

Enjoy campus life in Paris, France! Find out the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

You’ll come home with stronger French and a refined palette. And if the Sorbonne isn’t your scene, you can always apply for the business-centric classes at the American University of Paris. Both universities recently turned 50 and offer semester and year-long international programs.

Study on the cool cobblestones of Paris, France! To see more awesome places to study abroad, visit the myWebRoom Blog!

Lille

If you’re drawn to the beauty and sophistication of Paris but are wary of that infamous Parisian attitude, you could take a semester at the Université Catholique de Lille, which is currently one of the best business schools in Europe.

Enjoy the beautiful architecture of Lille, Paris while you study abroad. Check out more travel destinations at the myWebRoom Blog!

This Northern French city boasts the same cobbled streets, expansive art museums, delectable foods, amazing shopping, and spirited nightlife as Paris.

Shopping in Lille, Francis is comparable to Paris. Study abroad in style with the myWebRoom Blog!

Friendly Flemish influences permeate every aspect of the city’s culture and creates a more welcoming environment!

lille cafe study

 Germany

The Free University of Berlin is one of the best schools in Germany. Check out all the awesome places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Berlin

Here’s something you might not know: Berlin doesn’t sleep. This city is famous for night-long raves and week-long pub crawls. It’s home to the Free University of Berlin.

That’s right! Tuition is completely free; take any course and only pay for housing and a rail pass. Board the all-night Autobahn and rattle past miles of the city’s funky, pink pipes.

The beautiful pink pipe art installation at the Freie University of Berlin. Check out all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Take a seat at the university’s library, affectionately known as “The Brain,” and befriend a fellow Potterhead.

The library at the Freie University of Berlin. Check out all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog! Munich

While Berlin’s a modern, completely rebuilt city, Munich may be more your city if you crave a mask of modernity resting on historic architecture.

The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich sits in a regal building of stone spires and arching ceilings. Check out all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog.

The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich sits in a regal building of stone spires and arching ceilings.

The Munich math and science laboratory. Check out all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

This school sits in the capital of Bavaria and is home to the world famous Oktoberfest. Bust out a pair of lederhosen, dance with your fellow revelers, and buckle on down for your classes in this vibrant city!

Study abroad at the home of Oktoberfest, Munich! Check out all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Italy

Lorenzo de’ Medici- The Italian International Institute. For the best places to study abroad, check out the myWebRoom Blog.

Florence

The Renaissance was born right here! Aspiring artists and philosophers can spend a semester at Lorenzo de’ Medici School – The Italian International Institute – and learn about cooking, art history, and the liberal arts. Explore this tiny city and visit the world’s largest collection of enlightened sculptors, thinkers, and painters at countless museums and studios.

Florence, Italy, the home of the Renaissance. Check out the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog.
While you’re there, bask in the city sun with your housemate, go out and taste genuine Italian gelato, or head out to the Tuscan country side.

Enjoy gelato while studying abroad in Florence, Italy! See more places to travel to at the myWebRoom Blog!

Go ahead, call Florence your home, if only for a semester (or two).

Enjoy Florence while studying abroad. Check out more places to travel at the myWebRoom Blog!

Rome

I’ve got a bizarre obsession with Roman history, so no list of Italian recommendations would be complete without a mention of this glorious, crumbling city! Rome was the capital to one of the greatest civilizations, the birthplace of extraordinary architecture, and still remains home to a beautiful and thriving culture. Study at the American University of Rome to work towards your degree and learn more about this amazing city! Fear not, the school is taught entirely in English.

Study at the American University of Rome! Checkout more places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

The noticeable lack of public transportation, coupled with the pedestrian-friendly streets means you’ll be doing a lot of walking. But on the bright side, you’ll stumble across the most wonderful ruins, cafes, and people! Come on, you’ll always have the chance to stroll past the Colosseum, stride into the Vatican, and lie back and gaze at the Sistine chapel.

Study near the Rome Colosseum! Check out all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

South Africa

Check out the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port St. Lucie. Check out more places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Port Elizabeth

Like the man it’s named after, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University focuses on social justice across its wide array of departments. Study liberal arts, math, science, or technology among the sprawling grasslands of South Africa

Study abroad at the Nelson Mandela  Metropolitan University. See more places to study internationally at the myWebRoom Blog!
Take a break and visit nature reserves.

Visit all the nature reserves in Port St. Lucie. Check out all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog.

Find the perfect waves along the beaches.

Port St. Lucie by the ocean. Check out all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Cape Town

Study in Cape Town this semester. Check out more of the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

 

Step away from the wild of the New Zealand reserves by spending a semester in the oldest city in South Africa. Gorgeous Cape Town lays nestled between Table Mountain and the sprawling Altlantic Ocean, meaning you’ll get spectacular views in every direction. This city houses two wonderful universities within its city limits.

Study in Cape Town this semester. Check out more of the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Choose to familiarize yourself with South African culture at the University of Cape Town or settle down to discuss politics and social sciences at the University of the Western Cape.

The University of Cape Town sits at the foot of the mountains and offers daily excursions to its onsite nature reserve!

Study in Cape Town this semester. Check out more of the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Thailand

Study in Bangkok and beyond! See all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Bangkok

Calling all science majors! You get really exciting territory at Mahidol University! This beautiful campus houses amazing labs, state-of-the-art classrooms, and a campus floating on natural water features!

Enjoy studying abroad at Mahidol University in Bangkok. Check out all the possibilities at the myWebRoom Blog!

Although this university offers courses in teaching and literature, their pharmacy and biology programs make this the ideal school for all you mad (physical) scientists.

Enjoy studying abroad at Mahidol University in Bangkok. Check out all the possibilities at the myWebRoom Blog!

Dart to class between two campuses and admire the vivid blue sky and humid climate!

Enjoy studying abroad at Mahidol University in Bangkok. Check out all the possibilities at the myWebRoom Blog!

China

The main entrance of East China Normal University. Check out the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Shanghai

Don’t think we forgot about all of you business, economics, and political science majors. East China Normal University is smack dab in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan city and is the perfect place to spend abroad.

Visit the East China Normal University. Check out the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Focused solely on business, this university doesn’t separate you from nature from you study. The campus is cradled by beautiful rivers.

Visit the East China Normal University. Check out the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

 Chengdu

Study at Sichuan University among the giant pandas! See all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Study at Sichuan University and spend your weekends with giant pandas! The city of Chengdu is home to the largest panda reserve in the world and houses up to 80% of the world’s remaining pandas!

Study at Sichuan University among the giant pandas! See all the best places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Don’t forget to learn from the city itself. Walk through the modernized streets and challenge a local at one of the many popular mahjong cafes.

New Zealand

hamilton water schoolHamilton

We’re finally back to an English-speaking country! Like our British cousins, New Zealand is a great place to go for the native English speaker!

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Consider living life amongst the countless rivers, hiking trails, and soapbox derbies near the University of Waikato for the active adventurer. Don’t let the good times fool you, this university knows how to get down to business. In fact, it has Triple Crown accreditation status, which is one of the most difficult achievements. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide have that dignity.

hamilton soap car derby

Peru

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Lima

Find Peruvian thrills in the capital of Peru – Lima. This industrial city still holds on to its traditional roots and wonderfully blends the old and the new. One of the most generous cities to study abroad, Lima offers courses from three different universities. Choose to focus on medicine at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, study Spanish literature and Peruvian culture at Universidad del Pacífico, or take any class you please at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú.

Universidad del Pacifico in Peru. Check out more places to study abroad at the myWebRoom Blog!

Though you can explore museums and crumbling churches, Lima is more well known for its white sandy beaches, towering skyscrapers, and temperate weather.

 Get Ready!

ISA Today

Check out way more study abroad programs at ISA Today. Just be sure read up on applications, travel doocuments, and your school’s requirements before you jettison off! Check out these hand picked flights, restaurants, and local attractions to get a better feel for your favorite cities. So what are you waiting for? Go explore the world!

Bookmark Roundup

Did you miss all of the links amongst all the beautiful images? Here’s a rundown of those websites so you can bookmark them to your room. Au revue!

University of the Arts London

The Sorbonne

Université Catholique de Lille

Free University of Berlin

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

University of Cape Town

University of the Western Cape

Mahidol University

East China Normal University

University of Waikato

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Universidad del Pacífico

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú

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