7 places where you can study at the beach

  • 16 November 2016
  • By Lasse
7 places where you can study at the beach

When it comes to finding the best place to study it all comes down to two options:

  • Study at home!
  • Study abroad – at the beach!

If you ask us, the choice is simple; for what’s the reasoning for sitting in a dark reading room at home, when you have the opportunity to sit on a beach and study abroad?

Here you get a list of seven places in the world where you can study at the beach.

1. Melbourne (Victoria, Australia)

Study at the beach: MelbourneMelbourne has been ranked as the second best place to study in the world. Not only because the city is clean and safe, but also thanks to the fantastic location - close to some of Australia's most beautiful beaches. Melbourne also has a lively cultural scene and a legendary nightlife that is known throughout Australia. Fulfill your dream of studying in Melbourne - you can choose between well-known universities such as La Trobe, Monash, RMIT and William Angliss Institute.


2. Hawaii (USA)

Study at the beach: HawaiiDreaming about studying in paradise? Then you should apply for Hawaii Pacific University. HPU is based in Hawaii's capital Honolulu, where you can combine studying with both beach and city life. The university  is great for economics and management programs, nursing and marine biology. In your free time you can learn to surf, paddle board or just relax on one of Hawaii's many stunning beaches.


3. Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia)

Study at the beach: Gold CoastGold Coast consists of 42 km’s long sandy beach, the most famous area called Surfers Paradise. You may have heard about it? Backpackers galore flock namely here every year to enjoy the beach life and the amazing surf conditions. The Gold Coast area can be proud of having 290 sunny days a year and offers activities like jet ski, surfing, cycling and fishing. Prospective students can choose to study at Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University (which has campuses in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast)


4. California (USA)

Study at the beach: CaliforniaIn California, you're never far away from the ocean. There are several universities with campus close to the beach: Want to spend a year in L.A. at CSUN or UCLA? Or maybe you're more into surfing in San Diego, where you can study at San Diego State University or University of California San Diego. You can also choose to take a full bachelor and / or master's degree at California State University - Monterey Bay.


5. Perth (Western Australia) 

Study at the beach: Perth
Perth is known for its fantastic Mediterranean-like climate and its many beautiful beaches. The city has more sunny days than any other city in Australia and that’s a good reason to live an active beach life alongside your studies. The area is also known for its amazing wildlife with kangaroos, penguins, dolphins, wallabies and other cute animals you have probably never heard of. If you are tempted to study in Perth, you can apply for both Curtin University and the University of Western Australian.


6. Dubai (U.A.E.)

Study at the beach: DubaiEmirates Academy in Dubai specializes in business management with a focus on hospitality. Dubai has a subtropical climate with sunny days year round and almost no rain. There is easy access to both sand beaches and barren deserts, while you can enjoy an urban lifestyle in a city that has more malls than you can count! Dubai is an exciting and different city and you are guaranteed a unique study experience.


7. Sydney (New South Wales, Australia)

Study at the beach: SydneySydney is Australia's largest city and known for world famous beaches like Bondi and Manly Beach. Here you can learn to surf, go for a jog or just enjoy the beach life and the sound of the waves. Sydney is a multicultural city, with cool, hip neighborhoods, each with its own character. Sydney offer world-class education with top universities like Macquarie University, UNSW, University of Sydney and UTS.

Apply today and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime – at the beach!