02/03/2011 12:03 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

5 Fantastic Places to Study Abroad

Like most students embarking on their final few years of college, I found myself toiling over one question for quite some time; where should I study abroad and why? After weighing several different options I caved and reluctantly picked a location hoping for the best.

Fortunately for me, my laissez faire method worked in my favor, resulting in a cultural experience of a lifetime. Though there are a number of incredible spots to choose from, no single location is for everyone. With that in mind, I aim to assist future young travelers by providing the following; a list of five top study abroad destinations (in no particular order):

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