We often see each country’s educational rankings from around the world by many factors. These factors are always get into consideration before making decision- quality of education, education system, living costs, etc. Interestingly, opinions and real experiences of students who have studied in different foreign countries are the most influential over propspect student’s choice. Today, we gather information about the best and nicest study destination from over 18,000 students.
The vote were taken consideraing on mainly 8 criteria- arts and culture, living costs, night life,job opportunities, difficulties of traveling, people’s friendliness and chance to stay after graduation. So, this is the top 10 cities to receive the most votes in 2016-2017.
Friendly cities for Thai students:
10. Taipei City (Taipei): Taiwan
Taipei is the capital of Taiwan or officially so called “Republic of China”. Taipei City received the highest rating in terms of friendliness and the friendly cost of living good and convenience of transportation system, also delicious foods.
** For Rank 8: There are 2 countries in the list.
8. Kyoto (Kyoto), Osaka (Kobe) and Kobe (Japan): Japan
All three cities were combiend into one large economic zone called ‘Keihanshin’, with a population of more than 19 million. ‘Keihanshin’ is attractive in a wide variety of areas, including comfortable communication system. There is a balance between urban life and natural surroundings, intersting history and traditions, while smoothly blending new generation lifestyle.
8. Seoul City (Seoul): South Korea
Seoul- or so called officially as “Seoul Special City”, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. It is said to be a 24-hours, 7-days city. Number of students wants to stay long- term after their graduation in Seoul because of its culture diversity, convenience and safety.
7. Boston (Boston): United States
Boston is the capital city of Massachusetts, United States, and is the largest city in the New England area with a population of 4.6 million. Boston is the oldestand the richest city with comfortableness, beautiful art and culture, good environment, also an important educational center in the United States- locations of 100 colleges and universities, particularly Harvard University, the oldest university in the United States, tt becomes a city where large number of students apply for their furthere study each year.
** For 4th place: There are 3 countries in the list.
4. Nottingham City: England
Nottingham City is one major city of England and is a capital of Nottinghamshire inthe West Midlands of England. It has also been rated as one of the most livable cities. The people of Nottingham have a simple life. There are various cultural arts of which students say. “This is a city of education, green area which full of fun activities compared to other cities of England. Importantly, living cost here is not very high at all.
4. Montreal: Canada.
Montreal City Formerly known as Ville-Marie (Marie’s Town), it is the largest city in the state of Quebec. It is Canada’s second largest city. This city is a multicultural city. People are friendly. The cost of living is not high with good environment. The days are always pleasant with wide variety of dishes. It has been voted by the students as another friendly, hospitable and attractive city.
4. Brno (Brno): Czech Republic
Brno is the second largest city of Czechia or as knows as “Czech Republic” (after Prague The capital of the country) It has a population of 405,337. The city is home to universities such as the University of Mazar and the University of Technology Brno. It is a very convenient city. The cost of living is not at all expensive. Nightlife is at top rated. People are very friendly. Villa Tugendhat in Brno is one of attrction and has been listed as a World Heritage Site.
3. Shanghai or Shanghai: China
Shanghai is the largest city in China where are people are friendly. There are variety of interesting arts to learn and uniquely cultures to experice. It’s a city where we can meet people from a variety of countries around the world- good chance of making new friends!
2. Prague (Czech Republic): Czech Republic
Prague is the largest city and capital of the Czech Republic, with a population of about 1.2 million people. Located in the heart of Europe, Prague is a city of cultural diversity , yet a city of friendly cost of living. In 1992, UNESCO declared “Prague a World Heritage” for its beautiful historical architecture.
1. City of Ottawa (Ottawa): Canada
Ottawa- a capital of Canada, has been voted ‘Best Destination’. The city has population of about 1.2 million. Although it is a relatively large city but the citizens of this place are very friendly. Environment is beautiful, crowed of historical places, museums and nice parks around the town. On top of that, quality of education in Ottawa is said ‘the best’ in the world!
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