Study Abroad?? Experience this global universities

1. Bond University — Gold Coast, Australia

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Located on the luxurious Gold Coast, Bond University is surrounded by pristine beaches, insane nightclubs, and rich Australian culture. The campus itself is known for its beautiful landscape and friendly yet knowledgable staff. But avoid the water on campus — there are bull sharks in there.

Why You Should Go: Reputable university near beaches and kangaroos with people from all over the world.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Take the bus to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Cuddle with a kangaroo.

Bond University Study Abroad Programs received 5/5 on AbroadStudy101.

2. Keio University — Tokyo, Japan

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Keio Unversity was Japan’s first private institution of higher learning. Keio places importance on employing the most qualified faculty and staff. It’s not merely a place for academic pursuit — the university states in its mission that it strives to be a constant source of honorable character and a paragon of intellect and morals for the entire nation.

Why You Should Go: At Keio University, “Ecology Week” is held every June, and during the one-week event, students, faculty, and staff work together to think about the environment and to take action.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Take time to soak in the Niwa no Yu hot spring. Just you and your thoughts.

Keio University received a 5/5 AbroadStudy101.

3. University of Granada — Spain

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Author Ernest Hemingway once said, “If you were to visit only a city in Spain, this should be Granada.” Granada is filled with historic scenes, artistic structures, and rich culture. Not to mention a student-driven nightlife.

Why You Should Go: It’s a small enough city that you can walk just about everywhere, but it doesn’t seem too small. Oh, and free flamenco concerts. Need we say more?

One Thing You Should Do While There: Explore the Alhambra! It’s a palace and fortress complex in Granada, Andalusia, that was originally an Islamic citadel and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

University of Granada in Spain received a 4.9/5 on AbroadStudy101.

4. Fudan University — Shanghai, China

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Fudan University is within the epicenter of China, Shanghai, and provides students with a comfortable campus and base for exploration of this sprawling city. Fudan offers students a wide array of language courses as well as options to intern within the city. Students are housed in fully furnished apartments and placed with English-speaking local students to help ease the transition period.

Why You Should Go: You’ll be right in the heart of Shanghai, one of the world’s fastest-growing and most prominent cities for everything from business to fashion.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Check out the Gonqing Forest Park along the Huang Pu River.

Fudan University received a 4.9/5 on AbroadStudy101.

5. American College Dublin — Ireland

American College Dublin can be found in the center of Dublin in the middle of historic Merrion Square. The campus is within walking distance of all that Dublin has to offer; theaters, museums, restaurants, galleries, and of course, pubs. American College Dublin boasts that they understand that studying in Ireland is not just about the classes; it is also about experiencing the culture of Dublin and Ireland.

Why You Should Go: The American College Dublin was once ranked seventh in the world for study-abroad institutions.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Check out Experience Gaelic Games. At Experience Gaelic Games, you are given the chance to learn more about and then play the unique Irish games of hurling, Gaelic football, and handball.

American College in Dublin received a 4.8/5 on AbroadStudy101.

6. Semester at Sea

In the spring and fall semesters, Semester at Sea offers a 100-day program that takes students around the globe on a ship. There are slightly shorter trips offered for summertime. Students will typically visit eight to eleven countries during this time. The program is currently sponsored by the University of Virginia.

Why You Should Go: You’ll be hard-pressed to find another program that allows you to travel to so many different places and experience so many different cultures. Oh, and you’re on a ship.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Kiss a fish or shave your head on Neptune Day.

Semester at Sea received a 4.8/5 from AbroadStudy101.

7. University of Belgrano (Sol Education Abroad) — Argentina

The University of Belgrano (Sol Education Abroad) has 142 academic cooperation agreements with universities worldwide and is the founder of the Latin American Network for Academic Cooperation. The campus features superb classrooms, as well as several libraries and cafeterias. And the campus is just minutes from downtown Buenos Aires.

Why You Should Go: Easily perfect your Spanish speaking skills while learning more about Latin-American issues, all while living with a host family if you choose to do so.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Head to Las Cañitas and take in a polo match at the Campo Hipico Militar.

University of Belgrano (Sol Education Abroad) received a 4.7/5 on AbroadStudy101.

8. Hult International Business School at London — United Kingdom

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Hult International Business School is the fastest growing business school in the world.  A top ranked business school with campuses across the world, it truly gives you a global experience. The best part of  of this  business school is the global mix of students in class. In the heart of one of the most infamous cities, students will probably never run out of things to see or do. Experience many different cultures and broaden your own horizons all while living in Harry Potter land.

Why You Should Go: You’ll only spend about eight or nine hours a week in class. The rest is independent study and learning in whichever way you learn best.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Take a 20-minute walk and end up at the National Gallery. See over 2,300 masterpieces for free.

 Hult IBS at London received a 4.7/5 on AbroadStudy101. Look at what alums have to say about the school

9. University of Cape Town — South Africa

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University of Cape Town is known for its overwhelming beauty as it is located at the foot of Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak. Basically you’ll be getting panoramic views of Cape Town. The university’s staff AND students hail from over 100 different countries across the globe.

Why You Should Go: The university has built links, partnerships, and exchange agreements with leading African and international institutions that further enrich the academic, social, and cultural diversity across campus.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Check out Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden…one of the best in the WORLD.

University of Cape Town received a 4.7/5 on AbroadStudy101.

10. Lorenzo de’ Medici — Florence, Italy

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Lorenzo de’ Medici is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Italian countryside. To study and live in Florence is to walk the streets Dante, Brunelleschi, Giotto, and many other contributors to the arts and humanities did. Here students can soak up the culture and history of this great city while learning Italian and studying in buildings from centuries past.

Why You Should Go: Florence was the cradle of Renaissance civilization, the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Galileo forever changed the way we view the world. Talk about inspiration.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Check out a panoramic view of the city by visiting the Piazzale Michelangelo.

Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence received a 4.7/5 on AbroadStudy101.

11. Universidad VERITAS — San José, Costa Rica

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The VERITAS University is recognized in the Costa Rican and educational environment for its regional focus in the areas of art, design, and architecture. Universidad VERTIAS’ study programs are demanding and use an innovative approach. Universidad VERITAS offers students excellent opportunities for development in the field of audiovisual and design and architecture areas with great potential for professional development today.

Why You Should Go: Three volcanoes surround San José, along with quaint villages, farms, and coffee plantations that dot the surrounding hillsides.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens and feel the mist on your skin.

Universidad VERITAS received a 4.6/5 on AbroadStudy101.

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Death is inevitable. But Make sure you have visited this charming places before you face death.

1. Burano, Italy

 

Burano, Italy

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Burano is Italy’s technicolor town, located in the same lagoon as Venice. According to When On Earth, fishermen decided to paint their houses with bright colors so that they would be easily distinguishable through the thick fog. Today, residents can’t paint their houses just any shade — if they want to repaint, they have to send a letter to the government, and officials will reply with a list of acceptable colors.

2. The village of Oia in Santorini, Greece

 

The village of Oia in Santorini, Greece

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Perched on the crescent-shaped clifftop on Santorini island, most of Oia (pronounced EE-yah), is accessible by foot. Donkeys are also popular for getting around and can be rented, along with scooters. Take in the breathtaking views at one of the local Santorini vineyards.

3. Colmar, France

 

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Colmar is like the “disney princess of towns,” complete with “tiny boats adrift in flowery canals, a miniature train chugging whimsically around town–even a nightly light show that happens every single day of the year.” Situated along the Alsatian wine route in northeastern France, Colmar considers itself the “capital of Alsatian wine.” The popular tourist destination boasts eight centuries’ worth of Germanic and French architecture.

4. Tasiilaq, Greenland

 

Tasiilaq, Greenland

 

With just over 2,000 people, Tasiilaq is the largest town in East Greenland, about 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Popular activities in the town include dog sledding, iceberg-watching tours, and hiking in the nearby Flower valley.

5. Savannah, Ga.

 

Savannah, Ga.

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Established in 1733 and used as a port during the American Revolution, Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia. With its historic Victorian district, the city’s downtown is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the country.

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With it’s barely-touched architecture and stunning harbor, Newport is the quintessential New England town. Come for the pristine colonial homes and Gilded-Age mansions, stay for one of the many anticipated events, like July’s Newport Folk Festival.

7. Juzcar, Spain, a.k.a. “Smurf Town”

 

Juzcar, Spain, a.k.a. "Smurf Town"

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Somehow the producers of The Smurfs movie managed an epic, unending publicity stunt: They convinced 250 locals from the town of Juzcar, in Southern Spain, to let them paint their entire town blue. And to this day, so it stays.

8. Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

 

Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

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The town of Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been around since the 13th century, with the town’s castle the second largest in the whole Czech Republic. The Gothic castle of the Lords of Krumlov has 40 buildings and palaces, gardens, and turrets and is now used as a major location for performing arts.

9. Wengen, Switzerland

 

Wengen, Switzerland

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Wengen is a dazzling ski town filled with traditional timber chalets and alpine views. Adding to the charm is the fact that cars have been banned in the town for more than 100 years. Live out your Heidi fantasies in this popular tourist spot.

10. Giethoorn, Netherlands

 

Giethoorn, Netherlands

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This idyllic Dutch village, once known as the “Venice of the North,” has little canals instead of roads, making the land around each house its own little private island.

11. Alberobello, Italy

 

Alberobello, Italy

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It may look like a village for gnomes, but real people live in these 100 cone-shaped, white-tipped houses in the trulli style of architecture, located at the top of a hill and surrounded by olive groves.

12. Bibury, England

 

Bibury, England

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This old village is known for both its honey-colored stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs as well as for being the filming location for movies like Bridget Jones’ Diary. It’s been called “the most beautiful village in England.”

13. Eze in the French Riviera

 

Eze in the French Riviera

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Enjoy sweeping Mediterranean views in this town on the French Riviera, described as an “eagle’s nest” because it’s perched so high up on a cliff. The city is centuries-old, with the first building in the village dating back to the early 1300s.

14. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Though technically part of the Puerto Rican capital, the island of Old San Juan is it’s own small town. European-style cobblestone streets add to the charm of this spot, which feels like stepping right into a 16th-century Spanish colony. The best part? You don’t need a passport to get there.

15. Key West, Fla.

 

Key West, Fla.

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The place that Ernest Hemingway once called home, Key West’s colorful homes and tropical weather make this a hot destination spot at the very bottom of the country (you can’t get more south while staying in the U.S.). Go dolphin spotting or tour the aforementioned author’s house, where the descendants of his six-toed cats still roam.

16. Shirakawa, Japan

 

Shirakawa, Japan

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Shirakawa is known for it’s triangle-shaped houses, a style known as gassho, where the roofs resemble hands folded in prayer (the slope helps snow slide down more easily).

17. Yvoire, France

 

Yvoire, France

 

Described as one of the most beautiful cities in France, the medieval city of Yvoire is known for their stunning flower displays during the summer months.

18. Split, Croatia

 

Split, Croatia

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This well-preserved Mediterranean getaway is home to more than 250,000, and has a winning combination of Roman ruins and gorgeous beaches, not to mention a lively nightlife scene.

19. Hallstatt, Austria

 

Hallstatt, Austria

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Hallstatt, considered to be the oldest still-inhabited village in Europe, is home to just under 1,000 people, and has evidence of inhabitants since prehistoric times. Sometimes called the “pearl of Austria,” Hallstatt is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth.