The 5 most popular study abroad countries in 2019
According to a survey of 20,000 international students, New Zealand is the most popular study abroad destination this year.
In early July, Educations, an online information site for students, published a list of top countries to study abroad based on a survey of 20,000 international students with seven criteria including: experience a new culture, ability to achieve career goals, discoverable journeys, the ability to make friends and expand social relationships, access to education with good teaching quality, ability to support tuition fees and apply for a visa.
Leading the list is New Zealand - a country with an area smaller than Vietnam with more than 268,000 km2, a population of about 4.9 million people. New Zealand has only eight public universities, all of the top 3% of the world's best universities, famous for high quality training, qualifications recognized by many countries.
With a rich natural landscape, international students in New Zealand can participate in many exciting experience activities, from skiing, sailing to skydiving. The country with the symbol of kiwi and silver fern leaves is also ranked by the Global Peace Index as the second most peaceful in the world in 2018.
Ranked right after New Zealand is Spain. With over 70 universities and low cost of living, international students can choose any favorite city. In addition to studying, international students will not be bored thanks to the journey of exploring and experiencing culture in this European country. For sports enthusiasts, going to the world famous stadiums to cheer for Real Madrid or Barcelona is a memorable experience.
Third in the list of Educations is Thailand. Southeast Asia has recently emerged with its picturesque tourist destinations. Many Thai universities are also highly rated, among them the oldest and best Chulalongkorn University.
Canada is ranked in fourth place with high ratings from international students for the quality of teaching and the ability to achieve career goals. In fact, this country has always been mentioned in the world when it comes to quality education. Canada is also famous for the quality of life. If you study here, students also inherit good values and services.
Mexico - the 5th country, always loved by foreigners because of its climate, low cost of living and friendliness of the locals. The country is rated by many international students for the highest score in terms of making friends, expanding social relationships. Mexico also has a rich natural and cultural landscape that helps make the student's overseas trip memorable.
Apart from the above five countries, Educations also points out five other destinations that are highly appreciated by international students, respectively Costa Rica, Netherlands, Switzerland, France and Australia.