Top 10 Study Abroad Countries in the World
In our survey of over 20,000 international students, most of you told us that, when deciding where to study abroad, you choose country first over a university or specific type of program. You also told us what you consider the most important factors when choosing a study abroad destination. We used your feedback to create our list ranking the best countries to study abroad in 2019!
The rankings are based on these 7 factors:
1.To experience a new culture
2.To achieve career goals
3.To have an adventure
4.To make new friends/widen professional network
5.To access higher quality teaching
6.To study for free
7.To attain a visa
#10 on our global rankings is the home of Vegemite, kangaroos and koalas – Australia! With six of its universities in the Top 100 worldwide, we awarded it an impressive #4 in the entire world for best countries for education
As a country famed for its stylish fashions, breathtaking French Riviera and the enchanting Notre-Dame Cathedral amongst so many other attractions, France sits at the top of most people’s bucket list.
Study abroad in Switzerland and join some of the happiest citizens in the world! Switzerland has so much to offer. For education, we ranked it #2 in the world for teaching quality and #6 for career goals
At #7, the Netherlands has also scored #3 globally for teaching quality and #4 for career goals. For such a small country, having eight universities in the Top 100 in the world is an impressive accomplishment!
Costa Rica comes in a strong #6 in our global rankings. Thanks to its wild landscapes and extreme sports to explore, the country has scored #2 in the world for adventure #2 for finding friends
Mexico is consistently a favorite with expats due to its fantastic climate, low living costs and welcoming locals. It’s the perfect place to study and live; coming in at an impressive #1 in the world for finding friends and #3 for adventure
As the world’s most educated country, Canada proudly features top universities and was rated an impressive #4 in the world for teaching quality and #8 for career goals. Outside of the lecture room, you can get swept away by the beauty of Niagara Falls, trek one of the many mesmerizing national parks or meet a polar bear in Churchill!
You’ve probably heard of Thailand being a great place for a vacation, but could it be your next study abroad destination? As our #3 study abroad destination in the world (and #1 in Asia), and with top global rankings in culture (#8) and adventure (#8)
Earning the #2 spot in the world (and #1 spot in Europe), Spain makes for an irresistible choice for your study abroad destination! With low living costs, an excellent education system and over 70 universities to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice of where to further your education in this sunny, historical and beautiful country
Are the Kiwis onto something? The answer is YES! With so much to offer, New Zealand proudly claims our #1 study abroad destination in the world! You may have already heard of its stunning natural splendor, abundance of adrenaline-filled extreme sports and scenic trails made famous by the Lord of the Rings trilogy