Get to know England.
A country that many people already know for its accent, tea, culture, Royal Family, Harry Potter, and of course, for music!
If you enjoy cultural tours and history, England is a great destination for you. The country has many famous tourist attractions, including the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the British Museum, which holds 8 million historical pieces from all of humanity. And after a lot of sightseeing, going to a pub is always a good choice to feel like a true Englishman, enjoying the nightlife of England.
When we think of the country, certain things automatically come to mind, usually related to local artistic contents. England is the homeland of great creators, either in music or literature. From all eras and for all tastes, authors like Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, and George Orwell are some of the world’s best-sellers and are considered references in literature. And in the international music scene, iconic names like Queen, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd revolutionized the world of rock.
England is part of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. During your stay in England, you can easily visit these countries, exploring some of the 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites recognized in the UK, visiting castles and ancient villages that will transport you to another time in history.
A curiosity about the English, perhaps only unknown to those not fans of soccer, is that they love the sport as much as Brazilians do. Their national league, the Premier League, is one of the most famous, which includes names from some of the world’s biggest teams like Manchester City and Chelsea. So, whether you’re a soccer fan or not, in England, you have the incredible opportunity to visit large stadiums and watch matches of the European soccer’s giants.
The country is the birthplace of the English language and is consistently recognized for its quality education. QS Top Universities conducts an annual survey of the best universities worldwide, and institutions like Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, and UCL have been part of the top 10 for 4 years. This is just one more of the several reasons that make England a fantastic choice for an exchange!