When you choose to study abroad the destinations and places you could go are endless. The world becomes a playground for you to travel and explore. Adventures await you in every country and around every city corner.
Study abroad destinations range from mountain villages to seaside cities—it really just depends on what you are looking for and what you want in your study abroad destination.
For some students, study abroad destinations are all about the uniqueness of the place and people. You might assume that since people study abroad everywhere that the unique study abroad destination does not really exist anymore, but that simply is not true. Here are a few unique study abroad destinations that you may want to check out:
Even for students on an eight-week or summer semester study abroad should consider an international student insurance plan to pay for medical treatment, arrange emergency evacuation, and locate the right hospital or doctor in a country where the student may have minimal language skills. StudentSecure insurance from HCCMIS is an affordable student health insurance plan that can fit a budget with comprehensive student benefits at an affordable monthly price.
The study abroad experience is unique to each student. However, things like location, length of stay, and time of year will factor into what students experience while studying abroad. With that said though, there are a few things that students can expect:
If you are still asking yourself, “where should I study abroad?”, then there are a few things you need to consider as you search for a location:
City or Rural: Do you see yourself doing better in a foreign city or a more rural area? It ultimately depends on your tastes and what you are looking for. A city will provide you with more people and probably more things to do, while a rural area will provide you with local people and room to explore.
Mountain or Ocean: Some people love mountain activities, so they should find schools closer to mountain areas. Others enjoy the ocean and all that goes with it, so they should really consider areas close to or next to the ocean or other large bodies of water.
Continent: Is there a continent that has always appealed to you more so than another? You will most likely be traveling while you study abroad, so think about everything a continent offers as a whole, rather than individual cities or countries.
Culture: Is there a specific culture that you enjoy or in which you have always wanted to be immersed? Take this opportunity to travel and study within that culture. If the more relaxed culture of Mediterranean countries interests you, then find a program within one of those countries. Find a culture that interests you and then find a program within that culture.
The world is open to you during this time in your life. Do not make this decision quickly. Take your time, research, and really find a place to study abroad that fits with you and provides you with everything you are looking for in a study abroad destination.
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