There is a famous adage, “while you pass through the school, allow it to pass through you too.” For students studying abroad or preparing to do so, you could rephrase it as “while you study and live in whatever country you are pursuing your academic goals in, endeavor to live, explore, and thrive there.” That’s why we are sharing this article on amazing places you should visit while studying abroad.
Make sure you read everything and start making your travel plans.
Irrespective of what region of the world you are studying in, be it Canada, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Australia, or any other, there are always many attractions, historical sites, and natural wonders waiting to be seen.
How to find the right places to visit while studying abroad
Extraordinary places you must visit while studying abroad are countless, and of course, subjective depending on your taste in tourism.
Significant ones could be hours away; they are always conspicuous and could be easily reached with a few searches on the internet.
However, some amazing places probably a few miles away you can easily visit during the weekend.
Some students spend their entire visa-allowed time in an area without discovering or visiting a breathtaking sight just a taxi drive away. Don’t be that student.
To quickly find such places, you can
Use your browser
Your web browser is the most seamless and comprehensive tool you can use to explore your environment.
On Google, you can use various local blogs, trip advisors, town guides, and the likes to find whatever you are searching for around your location.
You can ask other students, co-workers, or anyone you trust about amazing places to visit. It would offer an easy way to relax after a stressful week of work and studies.
Use your atlas & map.
This is the most adventurous and fun of them all. If you study in a relatively safe region of an equally peaceful country, you can use an Atlas or map to find possible places of interest.
Some places to visit while studying abroad
Many African students are studying in several international study destinations, but we’d be discussing three – The United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and Canada.
An analysis of the astounding sights to be seen while studying in any one of these three regions would make a good start.
Places to visit in The United Kingdom (UK)
Even long before the 1800s, when the history of the UK began, the constituent four kingdoms had for long been at the helm of world leadership, with England being regarded as the foremost global power.
Whether in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland, studying in the UK offers amazing places. Some of them include:
The tower of London
If you are studying in the city of London, driving past this tower would become a routine.
However, if you are in other parts of the UK, the Tower of London which is over ten centuries old and still a world wonder, would be an incredible sight.
Without being told, hardly anyone would believe that this prehistoric structure has been standing in Wiltshire for over 4000 years. It’s open to visitors on all days of the week, usually from 09:30 – 05:00.
Royal botanical gardens
Also called the Kew gardens. This magnificent garden is in southwest London and globally houses the most diverse mycological and botanical collection. It’s a splendid sight, even to sore eyes.
Other notable places you can see in the UK include
The Isle of Skye, the Edinburgh Castle, the London eye, the sea life aquarium, St Pearl’s cathedral, and many more.
Places to visit in Australia
Australia has a profuse mass of unique places you should visit if you study there.
But, unlike the UK, Australia is very expansive, requiring over 32 hours of driving to traverse north to south.
However, irrespective of the Australian city or region you are studying in, there are still countless amazing places to be seen. Some include
The Sydney opera house
This is like the signature symbol of the country, regarded as one of the world’s most famous buildings. This multi-venue performing arts building houses six auditoriums, but more so, it’s an architectural wonder of today.
Uluru Kata-Tjuta national park
This mass of sandstone formation, previously referred to as the Ayers Rock is one of the most photographed natural materials. It’s located in northern Australia.
Bondi beach New South Wales
This is always a busy place to be all through the summer months. This beach located in new south Wales is the most iconic type in Australia. A visit to it will leave any first-timer spellbound.
Australia houses some of the world’s most magnificent tourist attractions, and historical sights, often of much significance to the locals.
Some other notable places to visit while in Australia include
The Daintree national park, the blue mountain national park, sea world, and any other one of the fantastic destinations that catch your attention.
Places to visit in Canada
Canada is the second-largest country globally and is dotted with numerous amazing sights waiting to be seen.
Traveling outside the university community for sightseeing might not be very practicable during academic sessions. However, there are many amazing places you can visit while on holiday. Some include
The Niagara falls
Undoubtedly, almost every student aspiring to study in Canada, especially the Toronto region, would have proposed seeing this rainbow bridge linking Canada to the US.
However, irrespective of the region of Canada you are studying in, a visit to Niagara Falls would be very rewarding. Also, there are many other amazing places to explore while in the Lake Ontario region.
The Whistler mountain
The Whistler village is a world-renowned winter sports area and would make a great holiday getaway any season of the year.
Some other notable places in Canada include
the St John signal hill, Churchill Manitoba, the Royal Ontario Museum, and many others.
It would be best if you had a great time while studying abroad. This time should be beyond the hours spent celebrating an excellent examination result, parties in clubs and open fields, shopping sprees, and others.
Although these are fun, you should go beyond the basic entertainment to broaden your knowledge of your new location.
Explore your city and pay a visit to any of these amazing places you must visit while studying abroad.