Study Abroad in Germany
With a fascinating and dynamic hodgepodge of cultures, landscapes, activities, and ideas, Germany is a truly diverse and captivating destination. The seventh largest country on the European continent with the second largest population in the European Union, Germany boasts one of the most multicultural populations in Europe. Germany’s landscape is as diverse as its population, boasting an intriguing medley of small picturesque towns, Alpine peaks, and well-preserved forests, as well as vibrant cityscapes and ultra-modern architecture. Whether you picture yourself strolling on the cobblestones of quaint towns ripe with ancient castles and cathedrals, or slapping the pavement in front of hundreds of shops, cinemas, restaurants, and museums lining the streets of chic, modern cities, you are sure to have the experience of a lifetime exploring this distinct and charismatic country.
Top Reasons to Study Abroad in Germany
- Germany is on the cutting edge of environmental awareness and protection and boasts the largest wind farm and solar power capacity in the world. The German state works actively to promote environmentally-conscious measures such as renewable energy use, sustainable development, and recycling.
- Throughout history, Germany has had a major impact on the rest of the Western world, culturally, politically, and economically. With 30 recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Germany is the perfect place to explore this fascinating history through the exploration of its enchanting medieval castles, towns, cathedrals, and Roman ruins.
Germany’s capitol city, Berlin, is a focal point for youth from all over the world because of its reputation as a center for innovation, cultural and religious tolerance, and artistic creativity, as well as for its unique festivals and vibrant nightlife. It is also a continental transportation hub, allowing for quick and easy travel all over Europe.
By Natalie Cincotta – Natalie is a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad 2013 Fall Correspondent who is studying abroad at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She is from Northern Illinois University.
Just when I couldn’t think of another reason Europe is the perfect place to study abroad, I discovered Copenhagen. With the study abroad students at Freie Uni, I took a week long trip to Hamburg and then Copenhagen. The other option for the trip was Paris, where I was 3 months ago, so I decided on Copenhagen not really knowing what to expect.
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