For college students experiencing the world for the first time, choosing a study abroad destination can be a daunting task. After all, there are so many locations to choose from. How do you pick the right one? Some of the most important things to consider are your major, whether or not credits will transfer, local language and the overall experience. Here are a handful of places to consider as study abroad options.
More than 75 percent of the people in Austria speak English, and this bustling city is filled with museums focused on both art and history, parks, zoos and plenty of other opportunities to learn about the exciting culture of Austria. Music lovers gather in Vienna, the birthplace of classical music, to indulge in symphonies and operas. See if your school has exchange programs with University of Vienna, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna or one of Vienna’s other universities.
This booming German city is a hotbed for young visitors looking for an edge in technological industries. Best of all, public universities in Germany are free at the undergraduate level — even to foreign students! For both prestigious education and an inclusive abroad experience, check out New York University’s satellite campus in Berlin. Many people in Germany speak English, but it will also provide an excellent opportunity to build upon German language skills.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Brush up on your Spanish before heading to Argentina’s largest city. Buenos Aires is consistently ranked one of the best cities in Latin America for quality of living, largely due to its many landmarks, museums, nightlife and notable architecture. The University of Buenos Aires or Lincoln International School of Buenos Aires could be great choices.
This 2,000-year-old city nestled in the Swiss Alps brings together historians and outdoorsmen alike. For lovers of ecological diversity, mountainous Switzerland has plenty to offer. Zurich is home to two of the country’s best universities — University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. The local language in this city is German, but if you know French, studying in Geneva could also be a great opportunity to experience Switzerland.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
This city features a lively commercial economy and several distinguished universities. Like in Berlin, NYU opened up NYU Abu Dhabi. The sunshine, coastal proximity and impressive architecture of the city make it a desirable locale for studying abroad. A working knowledge of Arabic is beneficial, but many people in Abu Dhabi do speak English as well due to the international status of the city.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
There’s so much more to Gettysburg beyond the destination’s historic and military attractions. The city and surrounding county provide travelers with so much to see and do you could easily plan a weekend trip to the area and enjoy an array of activities completely unrelated to the Battle of Gettysburg! Agritourism is one of the draws Gettysburg offers travelers; here’s how to best get a taste of the city’s finest producers and farms.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
When traveling, your luggage is your lifeline. Not only does it contain your clothes and other personal items, but the bag itself may have cost you a pretty penny. At the rate of lost and mishandled luggage by airlines in the United States, it would be wise to take a few precautions to protect your bag before travel. Here are a few ways to protect not only your possessions, but also your vacation from being ruined.