Malaysia is a country that is famous for being a cultural melting pot. Its diversity has made headlines all over the world and is appraised for being one of the best countries that enjoy affordability. Every year thousands of students leave their home country to become international students in Malaysia. From the corners of Kuala Selangor to Penang, there are international students all over Malaysia. We can hardly blame them for choosing a country as beautiful as Malaysia for their ultimate study destination.
First of all, living in Malaysia is truly an out-of-the-world experience. Every day you interact with people from all over the world and people of different racial backgrounds. You are exposed to more than one culture and definitely more than one type of food. As a student, being open-minded is so important. Being in a country as diverse and multicultural as Malaysia has exposed us to so many different thoughts and theories. Intellectual growth is one thing as we enrich our education and knowledge through different types of people and cultures.
Enjoying student life also comes easy in Malaysia. Having late-night tea with your friends in Mamak till the sun rises, or studying in apartments with blessed sunsets of Malaysia, all attached to a low cost of living is a hard deal to pass. The beauty of living in Malaysia is it can fit a lot of budgets. If you prefer to live in a little luxury, there are endless high-end places and shops to enjoy. Nevertheless, if our budget is extremely tight and limited to the typical student life where we split ramen packs with our friends, Malaysia’s amazing low-cost living has got you! Traveling to different parts of Malaysia is also not as expensive as one might think. Backpacking has never been more affordable with so many free sightseeing areas, beaches to live up in, and beautiful hostels to accommodate us.
Speaking of traveling, as students we tend to take months or even yearly trips somewhere. Whatever budget we have left, we try to save them to take an adventure with our friends.
Malaysia is the perfect place to have an adventure as it is strategically located in southeast Asia. You can easily travel to the beautiful outskirts of neighboring countries such as Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. If you want to explore more than just southeast Asia, east Asian countries are also only a few hundred dollar tickets away. From South Korea to Japan, the world is yours to explore.
Travel and affordability speak major points to students but it is the low tuition fees in Malaysian universities that have grabbed our attention. Lower tuition fees do not mean that the quality of education is bad. Education in Malaysia is recognized all over the world as thy hosts some of the best universities in the world such as Monash, Malaya, and Nottingham.
Ready to get to your student destination? Pack some light tropical clothes because we are heading to Malaysia!