Top 10 Student Destinations: International
Member tour operators belonging to the Student & Youth Travel Association, SYTA, selected 10 locations as the Top International Travel Destinations favored by students and teachers.
NO. 1 ITALY
"You may have the universe if I may have Italy," wrote Giuseppe Verdi in his opera Attila.
Italy has been at the center of history, art and culture since antiquity—and its artistic and cultural heritage is arguably the most important in the world.
The country offers an exciting journey through time, from the ancient Greeks and Romans to present. The Renaissance that transformed the world began in Italy, producing Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Galileo, Machiavelli, and other famous scholars and artists, whose work and thought are still evident today in Italy's varied attractions.
Italy offers more cultural UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country. Artistic and architectural wonders grace the country's every corner and crevice. Italy boasts 95,000 churches; 40,000 forts and castles; and 30,000 historical residences with 4,000 gardens—and that's hardly the beginning. There's also a score of historical cities, museums, libraries and archaeological sites.
Discover world-renowned sculptures and poignant paintings, a sinking city, a leaning tower, Greek temples, and remnants of Roman life from more than 2,000 years ago. Once-in-a-lifetime experiences await students, among them opportunities to perform in prominent plazas and cathedrals.
Through its lakes, mountains, a volcano that erupts frequently and a dramatic coastline, Italy abounds with natural attractions for outdoor recreation and wildlife exploration. Amid northern glacial lakes and the southern sunny seaside, students may be skiing down mountainsides one day and diving in coral-studded waters the next.
Learn about the rest of the Top 10 International Student Travel Destinations in Teach & Travel magazine.
NO. 2 SPAIN
NO. 3 FRANCE
NO. 4 COSTA RICA
NO. 5 GERMANY
NO. 6 UNITED KINGDOM
NO. 7 ICELAND
NO. 8 SWITZERLAND
NO. 9 BELGIUM
NO. 10 MONACO