Top 5 Reasons to Study Abroad in Glasgow

By Katie Battaglia, ISA Scotland Site Specialist

Looking for a unique place to study abroad? Consider Glasgow! The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is dynamic, edgy, and truly has something for everyone. While there are plenty of reasons Glasgow should be at the top of your list, here are 5 reasons why this city truly stands out!

1) Music

A UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has over 130 music events each week featuring an array of genres. From rock to pop to opera, there is truly something for everyone!

2) Food

Glasgow has a vibrant food scene featuring a variety of options for every budget. Not only can students spend the semester trying traditional Scottish dishes such as haggis and shortbread, but Glasgow has a thriving international food scene as well. From native Mexican, Italian, and African dishes, just to name a few, there is a lot to try and explore!

3) Parks and Green Space

With a population of over 2 million people, you may think it could be difficult to find a quiet place in Glasgow. However, the city has over 90 parks and open green space, which is more than any other city its size. Many of Glasgow’s green space features stunning fountains, gardens, and sculptures.

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4) Architecture

With its mixture of medieval and Victorian style buildings, Glasgow is a beautiful city to look at. See the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the leader of the Art Nouveau movement in Glasgow, dotted throughout the city. His works include the Willow Tearooms and Glasgow School of Art

5) People

As the saying goes, “People Make Glasgow.” Regarded as some of the friendliest people in the world, it is easy for students to feel at home and make connections with locals during their time abroad.


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