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The Best Cities to Live and Study Abroad

While the coronavirus pandemic may have halted plans to study overseas for many, 2021 will hopefully see those plans able to take place, so where are the best places for those looking for a new experience?

Weโ€™ve analyzed popular studying abroad destinations around the world on a number of factors, relating to both academic and lifestyle, to find out.

From studying in the historic institutions of London to essay writing in a Parisian cafe, where are the ultimate places to study abroad in 2021?

The Top Five Most Student-Friendly Cities:

  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. Moscow
  4. Madrid
  5. New York

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง London comes out as the top studying abroad city, with an overall score of 6.75 and over 100,000 people choosing to study in the diverse capital! The city scored the highest for the number of top-ranked universities (22), Instagrammability (147 million posts), and number of vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants (4,163).

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Paris has long been an enticing destination for overseas visitors, coming in second with a score of 5.57! It was the second-most Instagrammable city, appearing in over 127 million posts on the platform and scored highly for factors including the average ranking of its universities and number of international students.

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Moscow ranks in third with an overall score of 5.34! The cultural and fast-paced city ranks highly due to itโ€™s 13 top-ranked universities, affordable living costs, and itโ€™s Instagrammability.

The Top Five Least Student-Friendly Cities:

San Francisco

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Surprisingly, San Francisco in California, comes in top as the least-student friendly city with a score of 2.45 and just over 12,000 international students choosing to study there. This city is also the third most-expensive city for students, costing an estimated $1,224 per month to live there.

You can view the full research by clicking here.