Study in Englandby Amanda Fornecker
With its culture, global presence, and history, England is an ideal spot to study abroad. You'll be in the middle of an exciting country with architecture, charm, and centuries of splendor to explore.
England is a country with many international students. In fact, more international students choose to study abroad in England than even the United States. Depending upon your chosen academic path, England has many things to offer its visiting students.
England's "Major" Study Offerings
Literature majors will love being in England, as this is a country that turned out such famous writers as William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, and much more. For art majors, there are great collections at the National Gallery, while architecture and engineering majors will enjoy Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower Bridge, and Big Ben. And it goes without saying that history majors will enjoy being in a place that is rich in history. In other words, there is something in England for each and every major, no matter what your interest.
England is definitely a place where education is valued. With world-renowned institutions like Cambridge and Oxford, you know that this country takes education seriously. These, and other prestigious colleges, accept international students. Additionally, some colleges and universities have their own international campuses located in England. So there very well might be a campus associated with your home institution in England. This is why it's important to do your school research.
Explore England's Delicacies
There are a variety of dishes that are typical of England cuisine so culinary arts majors may be very interested to study the food and culture in this country. Fish and chips, shepherd's pie, pudding, and other delicacies are important throughout England. Additionally there's the traditional English breakfast, which consists of more than just your typical eggs. And don't forget about tea -- a staple on most breakfast tables.
England has a pretty mild climate, for the most part, meaning that extreme weather does not usually take over. It doesn't get much colder than the standard 32 degrees or much warmer than 85. However, it does get a good amount of rainfall, being a rather wet area.
England lies on Europe's West Coast, but travel is relatively simple and not too pricey (depending on your destination) throughout the rest of Europe. In fact, England lies close to its neighbor, Ireland, which allows for easy access to even a different culture. And you have all of Europe right at your fingertips to take advantage of while you are studying abroad in England. Additionally, transportation in England is the opposite of many countries. They drive on the left side of the road, instead of the right side of the road.
Enjoy yourself while studying abroad in England. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.