SYTA Member tour operators selected 10 locations as the Top International Travel Destinations favored by students and teachers.
NO. 1 UNITED KINGDOM
Whether you fancy England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, or all four, the United Kingdom is a storied land filled with history—and maybe mystery—worth exploring.
England offers students a chance to soak up highly recognizable landmarks, among them the world’s most famous clock, in London, along with eye-opening diversity in global cuisine and urban culture. A bustling arts and theater scene compliments museums celebrating timeless writers and a legendary detective—a thrill for literary lovers. Students could walk along famous Abbey Road, pictured on one of the most iconic album covers of all time, and marvel at a well-recognized stone relic with an unknown past.
In Scotland, you’ll get the best of both worlds—from the buzzing cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the off-the-beaten-path natural beauty of the Highlands and everywhere in between. There’s no better place to hike through towering mountains, explore fairytale-like castles with incredible backstories, and follow in the footsteps of the author who created the world’s most famous wizard.
A two-hour train ride from London, Wales is riddled with opportunities to watch puffins, bottlenose dolphins, osprey and other wildlife. The adventure continues with the world’s fastest zipline and a professional football match in Cardiff, the capital city.
Northern Ireland is the ideal place for history buffs. In Belfast, students with a particular liking for the RMS Titanic could visit where the doomed ship was built and get a sense of how it truly was. Museums offer an escape to the past, where you’ll encounter costumed guides to lead the way.
Learn about the rest of the Top 10 International Student Travel Destinations in Teach & Travel.
NO. 2 ITALY
NO. 3 GERMANY
NO. 4 FRANCE
NO. 5 COSTA RICA
NO. 6 SPAIN
NO. 7 NEW ZEALAND
NO. 8 CHINA
NO. 9 GREECE
NO. 10 IRELAND
Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for Teach & Travel.