For many reasons, as future freshmen, you could have missed the fall intake. You needed time to finish a project, or earn some money or add a skill to your resume. Now, you don’t have to wait until September 2018 to start your freshman life! More and more Schools and Universities have two intakes, it’s a fact. The year is divided into semesters, like the programmes. But did you know that a lot of the southern hemisphere countries have an academic year that starts in spring? So why not use this chance to go abroad and to start your year at the same time as the local students there?

For a lot of reasons, it’s interesting to start University at the same time as everyone else.

Why should you go abroad this spring?

  • integration, most welcome students events will be done at this period
  • programmes, more choice at the beginning of the year
  • accommodation, find room-mates will be easier too.
  • the weather, the idea of starting an academic year without the rain in fall but with the spring butterflies instead, is like a warm ray of sunlight to me.

Are you interested too? So the big question is:

Which countries start their academic year in Spring?

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala , Honduras, India, Japan , Kenya , Malaysia , New Zealand, Nigeria , Singapore , South Africa , South Korea (Check our map to find all the locations)

This is not a comprehensive list but it already gives you a nice bunch of destinations with a spring intake. I use this opportunity to present to you the SolBridge International School of Business in South Korea. They will soon welcome a student met on HigherEdMe.

What do they do?

(quote from their website)

We are dedicated to producing top business leaders in Asia in all fields: business, politics, the military, and social activism, who will be prepared to be instruments of change in their respective societies. We do not focus only on the “hard skills” needed for such an undertaking, but also on the critically important “soft skills” that provide flexibility, understanding, and interpersonal leadership skills that will help in many environments. SolBridge offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business. All degree programs focus on Asian business and its relation to the rest of the world.

On HigherEdMe you can receive offers from South Korea thanks to the SolBridge International School of Business, but also from other countries with Spring intakes. For example, we have Schools and universities from South Africa, Malaysia, Australia, Chile, Argentina, India and China

Give it a try and create a dedicated wish for this 2018 spring intake!