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5 reasons why Bournemouth is a great place to study

20 September, 2022
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When it comes to studying in the UK, many international students choose the bigger cities: London, Manchester, or Liverpool. But if you’re after a destination that delivers both picturesque seaside scenery AND a vibrant nightlife, then the southern coastal town of Bournemouth is the perfect place for you!   

Want to learn more about why this charming town should be the location of your next language adventure? Here are five great reasons why Bournemouth is a wonderful place to study: 


1 Seven miles of stunning beaches 

Breaking the inaccurate stereotype that Britain hasn’t got any nice beaches, Bournemouth’s seven miles of golden beaches are beloved by locals and tourists alike who enjoy relaxing on the sand and in the water at the weekends.  

If you enjoy the smell of the sea-air and the feeling of sand between your toes, then Bournemouth is the place for you.  


2 Vibrant coastal town 

If you’re worried that Bournemouth might be too quiet, then think again! This town might not be quite as wild as bigger cities such as London or Manchester, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. As a university town, it has plenty of restaurants, bars, and clubs to keep any young student entertained. 

However, because of its proximity to the countryside, Bournemouth is also perfect for those looking for a good medium between city-life and natural landscapes. Essentially, it offers the best of both worlds! 


3 Great transport links 

However, if you fancy a day trip or weekend break outside of the town then fear not! The town’s local train station offers fast trains to London and the nearby city of Southampton – both perfect for shopping and exploring. 

If you fancy something a little closer to nature, there’s the beautiful New Forest, which can also be accessed through bus and train links.  


4 It’s cheaper than the big cities 

British cities such as London, Liverpool and Manchester are undoubtedly more popular, but that also makes them more expensive. One of the biggest benefits about choosing a smaller town is that accommodation and activities are usually a lot cheaper… which means you’ll have more money to spend on having fun! 


5 Beautiful Kaplan campus 

Finally, our Kaplan school in Bournemouth is a stunning campus that benefits from the coastal landscape. Ideally located within proximity to the town center, students can travel around the town and explore its delights with ease. 

Interested in learning more about our Bournemouth school? Head to our website and discover our range of English courses and programs designed to suit every need.  



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