With many unable to travel in 2020, it stands to reason that people are desperate to get away and explore the world again this year.
But more than this, people are hoping to try out exciting new experiences such as living, working and studying abroad.
But with some countries still closed to tourists, you might be wondering, where can you still safely study this year?
Well, below, My Baggage has pulled together their top seven suggestions for 2021.
Famous for its hospitality and welcoming nature, Japan has recently moved up the list of great places to travel, work and study this year. It is also home to some of the world’s finest STEM and educational programs, making this a great place to study in 2021.
If you love the great outdoors and being by the beach, Australia could be the place for your next studies. Particularly if you’re hoping to study geology and biology, as there are plenty of these programs available for 2021.
If you’re looking for something less conventional, Brazil offers plenty of opportunities to study interesting subjects. From studying the flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest to the history of colonial architecture or learning Portuguese, this wonderful nation is an exciting educational destination this year.
4. United Arab Emirates
If you prefer the finer things in life, the United Arab Emirates could be the ideal location for you. The UAE is known for its luxury and grand architecture, but did you also know that it’s made up of approximately 80% international workers and students?
This makes it incredibly diverse and means students can enjoy a range of different cultures, languages and cuisines.
Who wouldn’t want to live and study in the place known as the land of smiles?
Thailand is not only a vibrant and friendly location, but there are some exciting opportunities to learn there. In particular, East Asian Studies, biology, and animal studies are popular subjects for ex-pats in Thailand this year.
6. New Zealand
As well as the usual subjects, New Zealand also offers exciting opportunities to sign up for unique courses such as Maori studies and zoology.
The amazing natural beauty and friendly locals make this an incredible choice for studying abroad this year. Students can quickly immerse themselves in the culture and spend their free time on the stunning sandy beaches, exploring national parks, white-water rafting and more!
Last but certainly not least is Sweden. Consistently ranked as one of the top places to live, it is also a wonderful place to study. This is especially true if you’re interested in learning about sustainable living and combating environmental issues.
While you’re not studying, you can enjoy the great outdoors and spend your time hiking, cycling, camping and, of course, looking out for the Northern Lights.