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What are the friendliest cities for abroadees?

By on April 24, 2013 in Study Abroad with 0 Comments

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Abroad 101, the largest study abroad review website, has ranked the friendliest cities for abroadees in 2012. The ranking is based on a survey asking students the question: How many local friends (made while abroad) do you intend to keep in touch with?

Here is the top 10 list:

1. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul-1008868

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2. Hirakata, Japan

Japan1-10028970

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3. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo-100126654

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4. Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa-10019258

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5. Moscow, Russia

Russia-1005803

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6. Shanghai, China

Shanghai

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7. Cork, Ireland

Cork+Ireland-100155373

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8. St. Andrews, United Kingdom

UK-10013809

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9. Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand-100133446

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10. Sydney, Australia

Sydney+Australia-10029054

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Bear in mind that most students who participated in the survey are probably Americans and that, as I’ve mentioned in a previous post, some programs (e.g. high school programs) offer students a better chance to engage with locals than others (e.g. island programs).

Are you surprised by the results? Which other friendly cities have you studied abroad in?

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