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We often are asked which are the most popular study abroad destinations so we have compiled a list of recommended study abroad programs based on popularity. These are the preferred destinations and most popular languages to study based on the number of participants who studied abroad during the past year.

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Oaxaca, Mexico

The state of Oaxaca is one of the most important archaeological zones in Mesoamerica. The ambiance is both relaxed and energetic. Oaxaca has top-class museums, galleries, charming inns and the best handicrafts shopping in Mexico. The people of Oaxaca are among the most warmly hospitable in the country. Oaxaca is also one of the safest Mexican tourist destinations you could choose.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known as the Switzerland of Central America. This small country with its sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, national parks, jungles and volcanos is a paradise for nature lovers. Costa Rica has obtained the highest standard of living in Central America by embracing democracy and disbanding its army. The relax atmosphere can be combine with the adventurous tours around Costa Rica. You will enjoy living the Pura Vida!

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Quito, Ecuador

Placed in the centre of a valley, surrounded by volcanoes, Quito is one the highest (over the sea level) capital cities in South America. The city has the best preserved historic centre in all Latin America and it was declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Quito is also a vibrant and comfortable city, where you can enjoy going out in the afternoon, have drink with the locals, and feel the relaxed and warm Ecuador!! Additionally, Ecuador is well known for its social and political stability.

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Madrid, Spain

The famed capital of Spain is renowned for its great cultural and artistic heritage, as well as some of the liveliest nightlife in the world. If you enjoy art, the city hosts some of the world's finest art museums, which you could spend days exploring. Cultural events such as concerts, dance shows, bullfights can all be seen many nights of the week. In addition to the myriad of things to see and do inside the city, Madrid makes the ideal base for travel throughout Spain. Its convenient central location keeps everything no more than 5-6 hours away. Offering 1st Choice and Budget-Friendly language schools,.. Business & Fun programs and a Summer camp for teenagers the destination fits to everyone's needs.

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Barcelona, Spain

Experience Northern Spain at its finest--on the Mediterranean. Visit ancient castles, museums, Olympic buildings, beautiful parks, beaches and more. Barcelona is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the works of Antoni Gaudi and Luis Domenechi Mantener. This world-class city has an incredible history. For an amazing linguistic, historic and cultural education choose Barcelona. Offering 1st Choice and Budget-Friendly language schools,.. Business & Fun programs and a Summer camp for teenagers the destination fits to everyone's needs.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires continues to be one of our most popular locations. Those who have visited know that this city is truly a jewel. Containing cultural activity to rival any European city, Buenos Aires is an excellent alternative boasting art, museums, great nightlife, restaurants, and fewer tourists. This lively city is a great destination for language immersion, Professional and Fun programs too. In Buenos Aires, you can sit at sidewalk cafes or restaurants sipping wine while tango dancers perform on the street. Or better yet, learn how to tango yourself with our Spanish & Tango program. And if this doesn't entice you, then go for the barbeque. It's outstanding!

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Cusco, Peru

This ancient Incan capital has now become a major stopover for tourists, based on its proximity to must-see sites such as Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail. Cusco possesses an interesting colonial history and the architecture from the diverse peoples that have populated the city still survives in and around town. While the elevation creates a cool environment, the warmth of the Peruvian people (and the alpaca sweaters!) will put Cusco at the top of your list.

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Paris, France

There is no doubt that Paris is one of the top destinations in the world. Its influence can be found in art, fashion, education, science, entertainment, food, architecture, romance and so much more. Travellers from all over the world enjoy its history and culture. How great would it be to learn French while visiting famous parks, gardens, monuments and museums? "The City of Lights" has inspired so many. Why not let it inspire you?

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Quebec City, Canada

For many in the US and Canada, Quebec is just a car-drive away! Quebec is a great location because the cost-of-living is lower than in the larger city of Montreal. But even better, you'll have a true immersion experience in Quebec City. Between cobbled streets of the old section, the Chateau Frontenac and the French-first mentality that is lacking in other parts of Francophone Canada, you could easily imagine that you've been transported to a quaint village in France!

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