Slim-line laptops and widespread Wi-Fi availability mean that it’s no longer necessary for us to attend physical campuses for the duration of our degrees — in fact, some courses are completely online.
So modern tech opens up the tantalising possibility of studying on the move — but is it really practical without falling behind with your coursework?
Location is crucial — so let’s take a look at four student-friendly cities that make studying while you travel simple.
If you love high-energy K-Pop so much that you’re still dancing to Gangnam Style after all these years, a trip to Seoul should be just the ticket.
As you might expect, this hi-tech city is peppered with more Wi-Fi hotspots than you can shake a stick at — so you’ll never struggle to check on your coursework or chat to tutors.
And if you need a private office to discuss a collaborative project with classmates via video conferencing, there are plenty of coworking spaces where you can reserve a room for the day.
Scotland’s capital is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and the centrepiece of its breath-taking skyline is a castle perched on top of a volcano — pretty cool, right?
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the city centre — so you’ll keep connected whether you’re browsing bars and boutiques on George Street or lounging on the grass in Princes Street gardens.
The Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe are a magnet for culture vultures in August, but the city attracts international visitors all year round — so there’s every chance you’ll meet other people from diverse locations studying distance learning courses.
Budapest is one of Europe’s coolest cities and a favourite destination of revellers from across the world as well as more sedate and serene travellers —so it’s a great place to visit that really has something for everyone.
But if you’re in town in June and can tear yourself away from the ruins bars and beautiful Danube for a few hours, head to the Brain Bar expo to learn about global tech trends, revolutionary robotics and anarcho-capitalism.
If you’re studying an MBA with an eye on launching a tech startup, Budapest is one of Europe’s most welcoming locations — so you might well meet future business partners while you socialise.
French capital Paris is arguably the most romantic city in the world — and its spacious urban planning gives it the ambiance of a vibrant collection of villages rather than a busy metropolis.
The best study spots in Paris allow you to nibble a croissant and recharge with a coffee to a backdrop of stunning architecture and iconic cultural landmarks.
Whether you’re prepping a presentation at the Pompidou centre or polishing off an essay at the national library, Paris has a certain je ne sais quoi.
If you’re setting off on a gap year or planning a shorter trip to recharge your batteries, these four student-friendly cities make studying while you travel simple.
Do you study on the move? Share your tips in the comments section.