Each year, hundreds of thousands of international students choose to make England their newfound home; making it one of the highest intake countries of international students per year. There’s a huge variety of reasons for England’s popularity – some are academic and some are more, well, entertainment-based. Let’s look at why you should study abroad in England.
ITS MAIN LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH.
If you don’t fancy having to learn a new language, then having your prospective overseas country be the birthplace of the English language is a huge relief. It saves you time, moolah and a whole lot of grey hairs. Although, you might have to re-watch some of the Sherlock episodes to get a handle on popular English lingo… otherwise you might be caught out wondering what a ‘damp squib’ is.
EVERYWHERE IS SEEPED IN HISTORY.
From Marshall Meadows at the Northernmost point of England to St Agnes at its Southernmost, the whole of England is just oozing with historical value – some of which dates all the way back to the Old Stone Age!
THERE’S PLENTY OF THINGS TO SEE.
Big Ben, Blackpool Illuminations, Hyde Park, the Roman Baths, Stonehenge, the Peak District, the Lake District, the White Cliffs of Dover… England has heaps of jaw-dropping sights that are just dying to be ticked off your bucket list.
IT’S IN A STRATEGIC SWEET SPOT.
England is right next to Ireland, Scotland and Wales, making it the perfect place to study at if you want to explore the United Kingdom. Furthermore, it’s a stone’s throw from mainland Europe – which, as we all know, is the travelers galore.
IT’S NEITHER TOO COLD NOR TOO HOT.
Temperatures average at about 19°C during England’s hottest month of the year, July, and dip down to an average of 5°C in its coldest month, February. Don’t get us wrong, those are some cold temperatures – but it’s not the wear-ten-pairs-of-socks kind of cold. Plus, the small variance in temperatures between the seasons ensures the transition from summer to winter (and back again) isn’t too much of an unsettling experience.
IT BOASTS A SAFE AND TOLERATE ENVIRONMENT.
England is an open-minded country where multiculturalism is celebrated, same-sex marriage is legal and the police are trusted and reliable. It doesn’t even have any wildlife that pose a threat to humans – the most dangerous creature there is the humble bumblebee!
IT UNDERSTANDS THAT STUDENTS DESERVE DISCOUNTS.
To cater to such a large student population, England has established a vast student discount system. Pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, transportation companies and retail stores offer discounts to anyone wielding a student card. On top of that, students of English universities can sign up for MORE free discounts with membership cards from the National Union of Students (NUS) or UNIdays.
IT FEATURES WORLD RENOWNED UNIVERSITIES.
Everyone knows that England is home to some of the most progressive and innovative universities in the world – universities like Cambridge, Oxford or St Andrews. Studying at a university with an international reputation such as these looks great on paper, and can even open the door to enriching connections, internships or jobs in the future.
IT HAS UNIVERSITIES THAT TOP YOUR FIELD OF STUDY.
Architecture students have the University of Bath. Law students have the University of Cambridge. English Literature students have… well, there are few countries in the world with as diverse a literature past as England. This point is – studying at a university that’s at the leading specialist in your field of study not only looks fantastic on your resume, but also drives you to develop and succeed.
IT OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF DEGREES.
At Birmingham City, you can gain a degree in Horology – the study of time and making of clocks. Students of Bath Spa can study Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance. It’s even possible to undertake a Baking Technology Management degree at London South Bank University. This is on top of England’s numerous other more normal degrees, proving that there’s a degree to suit everyone.
ITS UNIVERSITIES HAVE EXPERT EDUCATORS.
Most of the teaching staff at English universities are experts in their academic subjects. This is because England emphasises the need for high-quality education. The benefit of this is that you’re able to learn from people who have real world experience in your profession. In addition, it also allows you to make important real world connections.
IT OFFERS A LOT OF FINANCIAL AID.
There are multiple universities in England which provide scholarships, grants and bursaries that are specific to international students. Plus, thousands of international students receive financial aid from the English government per year. That’s a lot of “free” money on offer.