Top 10 destinations to visit in Europe for International Students
Now that you’re set and ready to start your study abroad adventure, it’s time to feed that travelling bug and start planning your travelling across Europe over those relaxed weekends between the exams. If you’re studying in the UK, you can easily get around Europe using low cost flights, special hotel rates and awesome discounts provided for travelling students by StudentUniverse.co.uk, and just to make your decision of where to travel next gets even easier, we prepared this list of top 10 most popular travel destinations to visit in Europe for students!
Budapest is a student city by itself, with a lot of international students attending its many universities, creating a unique and vibrant atmosphere which keeps the city on a constant happy hour vibe. With its famous ruin pubs, breath taking scenery, famous summer festivals (such as the Sziget Music Festival) and of course – cheap beer, there’s no surprise that Budapest is one of the most visited weekend places by students looking for a wild weekend of socializing and sightseeing while beer bike drinking.
Ah, Madrid… Famous for its nightlife scene and renowned museums, laid–back rhythm and great food, Madrid is definitely a place to visit. Make sure you don’t miss out on a walk on the Avenida del Arte, the living display of the city’s and Spain’s cultural heritage
Prague, Czech Republic
Considered one the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe (if not in the whole of Europe), Prague is simply picturesque, it’s also quite cheap, and as a whole – a lot of fun! And for those who like their liqueur strong, Prague is one of the world’s most popular places for buying Absinthe, either in big stores or in small privately owned shops which distill it in an old fashioned way, just be careful with that.. otherwise you might wake up with a hangover that can last for a week.
Art, Culture, History – Berlin has it all. A global cosmopolitan with people from all over the world living, working and studying together, Berlin offers a fascinating story on every corner, demonstrating the strength of the city and of Germany as an economic super power, as the streets shed light on its history, present day, and future.
First thought that comes into mind when hearing “Milan”, is Fashion. However, Milan is also an historical region in north Italy, the soul of renaissance and home to some of the most breathtaking architectural structures in the world, famous for its churches and castles. When visiting, make sure you take an afternoon to go see Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, the Duomo, and La Scala Opera house.
Though a popular summer holiday destination for many eastern Europeans, the seaport city of Dubrovnik is still a hidden gem by many not from the region. Laying on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, enriched with history, a mixture of Balkan and Mediterranean cuisine and clear blue water everywhere, this is a place not to be missed for those hot summer weekends.
For those fascinated by history and architecture, Athens is the place to be. The birth place of democracy and the basis for Western civilization, you can’t walk the streets without feeling a part of history. While there, take a short metro ride and climb up to the Acropolis to fully appreciate the scope of history and the connection between past and present.
One of the most toured place in the world (and rightly so), Paris is referred to as “The City of Light” due to its prominent role during the Age of Enlightenment. Paris is known for its romantic scenery, delicious pastries and fine dining, and priceless pieces of art, such as the Mona Lisa.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mostly famous for cannabis Cafes, The Red-Light district, its many canals and bicycle riders everywhere, Amsterdam also has tons of museums covering the spectrum between sex to Anne Frank, more than 1000 bridges, and of course – the Heineken Brewery Experience.
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Crazy beach parties, insane clubbing scene, and scores of students from all around the world, Ayia Napa changed in less than 30 years from a peaceful fishing village to a mega summer party hotspot! Besides its summer nightlife buzz, Ayia Napa also offers clean sandy beaches and fresh cuisine.
Although some of these destinations to visit in Europe might require a bit higher budget, remember that there are always special discounted options for students, and that you can share a room in a hostel with friends and lower the living costs even more (or meet some new friends while getting a tan on the beach, which is even better), so no excuses here! We Hope you liked our list, and we wish you a great time on your well-deserved vacation, and if you think we left out any spot that you needs to be on this list, don’t hesitate to let us know or comment on our facebook page!