Are you planning to have an international experience but you still don’t know where to go? Europe has several great destinations for your exchange program, but Spain, along the years, has been ranked as the best country to study abroad (you can get a look at the High Education Survey 2020 released by one of the most famous educational portals).
Why should you choose to study abroad? Because, whatever university career you are into, it’s of a major importance to expand your international network, both as a reason to travel and explore the world and as a future business opportunity.
By applying for an exchange program, you will be able to learn or improve at least one foreign language, such as Spanish - the second most important in the world - and get to know a whole new culture that will change your life perspective for good.
What actually makes Spain the best country to abroad, loved by thousands of young internationals?
Here’s a list of the reasons why this destination is the one that hosts most of the exchange students all over the world.
Spain has a quite good education system, and both private and public schools have a great quality offer. The cost of living in Spain is cheaper than most of the other popular European countries (especially if compared to the northern ones). Getting a beautiful and comfortable accommodation in Spain won’t cost you more than 600 euros per month (depending on the city, the area, the amenities and services included).
The food and drink scenario also is pretty affordable for a student’s budget. Here the local culinary culture offers the great tradition of tapas (along with beer, wine or sangria): loads of delicious homemade food for a cheap price to enjoy with your friends.
Talking about public transportation, what we are about to say will blow your mind: the main cities in Spain has an excellent public transport service (metro, bus, bike sharing, etc.) that provides great deals for students.
Pack summer clothes, open shoes, sunglasses and get ready to leave a hot Spanish adventure. This country boasts a great Mediterranean weather, with sunny and warm days from the end of April until October. But this doesn’t have to fool you: winter is quite cold, especially in the Northern Spain and in mountainous cities such as Madrid or Granada.
Lately, spanish cuisine has been celebrated all over the world for its great flavours, quality of ingredients and creative recipes (did you know that many of the high-profile chefs are Spanish?).
When in Spain, you have to try at least these traditional dishes that taste like heaven (and often are quite affordable since they’re served as tapas): paella valenciana, patatas bravas, jamon serrano, gazpacho, churros, tortillas, croquetas, migas, bacalao, calamares and much more!
If you think you have already met a great night entertainment, you have never been in Spain! This is the homeland of the most famous parties: from the city to the beaches, all of the Spanish locations host the best nightlife ever. Here you can find fancy clubs, rooftop terraces, bars with live music, beach clubs, etc. But what you can’t find anywhere else but Spain is the most typical of the celebrations: Spanish street parties are the coolest ever (and this indeed makes it one of the best country to study abroad)!
Do these names Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, or Antoni Gaudí sound familiar to you? Well, they’re some of the most important artist of all time, fathers of the greatest cultural heritage of Spain (and of the world). When strolling around Spanish cities and visiting its museums, you’ll have the chance to meet in person some unique masterpieces.
Spanish might sound different and tough for those who speak Anglo-Saxon languages, especially for its intrigued grammar and for its great variety of synonyms.
But, when studying in Spain you’ll have the opportunity to learn or improve Spanish in a quick way. How? Well, you should know that some of the local people don’t manage English pretty well, that’s why it’s important to start communicating with them in the local language.
Then, here people are very welcoming and they love gathering with foreigners, that’s why it will be a pleasure for them to help you improving your Spanish level.
Spanish spirit is absolutely cheerful and contagious. The laid back vibe you breath throughout Spain will totally rock your world and the local culture will change your life perspective forever. You’ll love everything about this country and this experience! Enjoy every moment and learn out of this unique adventure abroad.
Well, whether you choose Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia or any other of the beautiful cities in this country, we hope you believe us - and thousands of young internationals - about this: Spain definitely is the best country to study abroad!
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