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    Study abroad in any of these four countries

    Sydney Richardson
    A view of the rolling hills of Umbria, Italy from the cliffside of Orvieto, Italy. Arizona in Italy is one of the eight Italy study abroad programs offered at the UA.

    UA students are fortunate enough to attend a university with numerous study abroad opportunities. Global Initiatives provides 150 programs in over 60 countries. Some regional destinations include Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, to name a few.

    Here are the top four destinations to consider when getting your passport stamped. Happy travels to all.

    1. Thailand

    Global Initiatives provides five different programs for students interested in studying in Thailand. Depending on the major and terms to study, students interested in studying in this vibrant country can find many different program opportunities. Not only are the people friendly and kind, but this island also has amazing beaches with clear water, blue skies and vibrant tropical fish swimming in between your feet. Some of these spots that are not to be missed include Freedom Beach in Patong, Phra Nang Beach in Ao Nang, Nai Harn Beach in Rawai, Kata Noi Beach in Karon and Railay Beach. While studying abroad, students will be able to experience the Full Moon Party, originally established in Koh Phangan: Tourists and locals come together with music, food and good company to celebrate the beauty of the full moon every month.

    2. Australia and the Pacific Islands

    The UA offers 16 different programs to students dreaming about studying in Australia and the Pacific Islands. The Pacific Islands and Australia are home to Westernized, sophisticated cities with amazing cafes, stunning beaches and diverse arts and music. Sydney hosts the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour and coveted beaches like Bondi Beach. The locals are friendly and laid-back in this beach town.

    The universities provide many opportunities to gain college credits for various interests and majors. Sydney also provides students with the opportunity to easily travel to nearby places such as the Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Queenstown, New Zealand, or Melbourne, Australia, for a weekend getaway.

    3. Italy

    The UA provides eight different programs in Italy, which have become particularly popular destinations for traveling students. Italy is filled with beautiful and classical art, history, ancient buildings, the finest dining and wine selections, and welcoming locals. With the beauty of Capri, Italy, and the enticing dining selections, one doesn’t need much convincing to visit this country.

    4. Morocco

    The UA offers three different opportunities to visit Morocco during the spring and fall semesters and summer session. Arabic and French are two common languages spoken in Morocco. Morocco is filled with ancient history, captivating culture and many opportunities to explore new cities in the Middle East. These programs provide students an opportunity to explore the decadent ancient markets, ride camels through the desert and eat authentic Moroccan dishes.

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