Italy Tops the List of Best Countries to Study Abroad

Exterior view of the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, major landmark of Rome, Italy, 14 July 2015. Photo by: Fredrik Von Erichsen/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Prepping for finals is never fun, but few things can propel students through the pain like an upcoming boat ride along a Venetian canal or a glass of wine in a Roman cafe.

Italy is the best country to study abroad, at least according to nearly 6,000 millennials, or adults under age 35,  who filled out surveys for the 2016 Best Countries rankings. The rankings, formed in partnership with brand strategy firm BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, aim to gauge global perceptions of the world’s biggest economies in terms of specific attributes associated with countries.

The Best Countries to Study Abroad, including Spain, the United States, France and theUnited Kingdom, scored highest on a compilation of five equally weighted country attributes: culturally accessible, fun, has top quality universities, many cultural attractions and would consider attending university there. Pakistan and Iran – two countries criticized by human rights groups – were perceived as the worst countries in which to hit the books.



 [Source: USN]