3 popular destinations for South African students

South Africa is often called “the rainbow nation”, referring to its mix of cultural influences and languages. English is the most commonly spoken language in commercial and official life, making the English speaking world a common choice for South African students. We live in a very Americanised world, and most of us have some kind of relation to that country through popular culture, with places we would like to visit. New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas are all examples of places a lot of people wants to visit and have on their travelling bucket list.

shutterstock_223572436The United Kingdom

Another popular destination is the UK, which also has an allure partly because of the language. But there are also other valid points for going there. London is one of the world’s most exciting cities, with a multicultural flair that is pretty hard to match. The city is a melting pot of different cultures, and there is something for everyone.Many South Africans are big football fans, and England has a lot of classical teams, playing in one of the best leagues in the world, the premiere league. Check out to see what options are available in the United Kingdom.

Studies in France

Sometimes you want to learn a new language, and French is one of the big, classical languages that might be useful to know. Staying in France, you are more or less forced to learn the language, since they are not very keen on speaking English. At least that used to be the case. Nowadays they tend to be a little bit more open to speaking English, but staying in the country, you still have a great incentive to learn the language. If you are aiming for an international career, French might be a good language to learn.