Getting a chance to study abroad or travel as a student can be very exciting. For many students it is a once in a life time opportunity. Majority of colleges offer study abroad programs or exchange programs that give students a chance to travel, learn a new culture and language. While everyone has their dream destination in mind when they want to travel, there are some places that are better for students because they can experience the culture in its entirety.
Italy is always a top choice for most students, but where in Italy? Well, the Bay of Naples has some great potential for students abroad. If you want authentic Italian lifestyle and culture, then you may want to stay in a city that is less traveled than places like Rome, Naples, and Sorrento. Castellammare di Stabia, Italy is a great town to visit. The Vesuvian Institute there offers rooms and authentic Italian dining so if you want to be immersed in the culture as a student; it’s the place to be. For those who like history, while in the Bay of Naples, you should visit Pompeii and Herculaneum, cities that were destroyed yet perfectly persevered in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. If you want to go shopping and experience some views, hope on a ferry and head to Capri. The Island of Capri has tons of Italian shopping, spectacular view, and its own history.
Visiting Australia is fun no matter where you stay. Students can explore Tasmanian forests, or enjoy the urban area of Sydney. Australians like to have fun and love adventure, so there is all sorts of things you can do like go bungee jumping, sky dive, and surf. For those who like marine biology or the ocean, Australia is a perfect spot for you to explore the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, the island north east of the country.
Switzerland is great for student travel or study abroad. By train, you can travel across Switzerland in about 3 hours, and you are surrounded by Germany, France, and Italy. The cultures collide in different cities throughout the country. So, if you want to experience 4 different cultures, you can do that in Switzerland. One city may only speak German, then an hour on the train; you are in a city that only speaks French. For those who are interested in Anthropology, come observe the different cultures and learn more about the lives of the multicultural people of Switzerland.
Whether you are traveling for as a study abroad student or just on vacation for summer, you can probably find your paradise overseas. Perhaps though, you feel like you can’t travel for the summer because you need to take classes, you can always take your classes online. Or, up and move overseas and get your degree online. Whichever way you decide to go about taking classes, you should look into traveling. Find out what each city and country has to offer your and what you would like to learn. There are so many things that we can learn from traveling and I believe everyone should do it at least once in their life.