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The 5 Best Countries in Which to Study Abroad

Choosing the country to go study in

There are many fascinating countries which offer some of the best education in the world.

UMGSA has highlighted a few that not only give the student a first-class academic education but is sure to broaden a student cultural education whilst there.

5 best countries to study abroad in for 2018

#1 South Korea

In a recently released survey, South Korea ranked number one as the top destination for students to study abroad.

Now the worlds eleventh largest economy and a continued steady growth South Korea has a lot to offer in form of education.  It has an impressive list of academic institutes with a wide range of studies.  The country is also well known for its Hi-tech industry and extremely service-based economy.

It is steeped in history, culture with diverse and beautiful landscapes from mountains, cherry blossoms and beaches.

#2 Italy

Is one of the most popular destinations for students looking to study abroad.

Even though most of the study programs do not require Italian it would be a shame to go to Italy and not get to learn one of the “Languages of Love”!  Learning Italian on the side will help with blending with the locals for a truly integrated experience.
It has excellent academic programs across the board offered at the finest institutes.

Italy has the warmth of the Italian people, excellent food, a rich cultural history displayed by the many historical sites and beauty as far as the eye can see.

#3 England

Still one of the most popular destinations for a student wanting to study abroad.  England has some of the finest academic institutes in the world to offer students.

With English spoken everywhere and its diverse cultural mix students are eased into the change of culture as products from all over the world are not that hard to find.

It is, however, one of the most expensive places to go study though.

#4 Australia

With some of the finest establishments in the world which offer most every academic major with science and business studies being top of the list.

The thing to remember about going to Australia, especially for people from the Northern hemisphere, Australia’s seasons are completely opposite.  When the Northern Hemisphere is in Winter they are in Summer.

It has some of the most amazing beaches, animals and offers a world of adventure you will not experience anywhere else in the world.

#5 Costa Rica

If it is value for money you are looking for and a land with a lot of urban flairs, wild outdoor adventures and Latin-American soul Costa Rica is the place for you.

They take their education seriously inside and outside of the classroom with costs not as high as most other countries.
To learn or brush up on your Spanish there is no better place than Costa Rica.


One of the best sources of information when choosing your country is to speak to an educator from your home country.  They will be able to best advise you depending on your chosen academic path.

Always have one or two back up countries and academic institutions in case you are unable, for whatever reasons, to go to the country and learning academy of your first choice.

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