Study Abroad Turin

by Benjamin Kerns

Jan 27, 2019

Piazza San Carlo, Turin, Italy © Mihai-bogdan Lazar | Dreamstime

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The city of Turin was recently named the Youth Capital of Europe. A young, vibrant atmosphere and easy access to outdoor opportunities, combined with a wonderful educational system, make it the perfect place to spend a semester abroad.


Turin’s location next to the Italian Alps makes a premiere destination for sports enthusiasts from around the world. World-class skiing, hiking, climbing and more are all within a short drive from the city center. The city itself is something of a green destination, with a large focus on the environment. It’s also filled to the brim with incredible architecture dating back hundreds of years, but it still manages to maintain a metropolitan appeal.


When it comes to universities, Turin is renowned for its international business, environmental studies, art and architecture programs. It’s also an ideal spot to immerse yourself in the language, as English is not quite as pervasive here as in larger cities like Rome and Venice.


During your downtime you’ll find plenty of things to keep you busy. The city center hosts the largest open-air market in all of Europe, Porta Palazzo, six days a week. Turin also boasts a wide array of cultural, historical and artistic draws, including the Royal Opera and the Modern Art Gallery. Here you’ll also find the world’s second-largest Egyptian Museum, along with dozens of Roman ruins and historic churches. With dozens of parks and trails to explore, it’s impossible to get bored inside the city limits. If you feel like exploring, Turin also has one of the most impressive public transportation designs in Europe, and traveling from the sea to the mountains is incredibly convenient.


Whether you want to learn international relations in a bid to work in Europe, or simply want to spend a few months discovering the Italian people and culture, Turin is an excellent option for a semester studying abroad.




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