Located on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands, Glasgow is a city that is known for its unique architecture and cultural background. It is the third largest city in the UK, after London and Birmingham and probably the largest city in Scotland. The Scottish population inside Glasgow alone amounts to 40% or more of the overall Scottish population. Glasgow is a historical city with various architectural highlights. It is generally known for its 19th century Victorian buildings including; Crookston Castle, Glasgow Cathedral and more.
Because of its diversity and cultural importance, Glasgow is a famous destination for international students. It has a lot of highly-regarded universities. The Glasgow School of Art is one of these schools. It is a well-known school for its unique contribution to the field of visual creations (Game Design, 3D modelling, fashion design etc.). Other internationally recognized universities include; the University of Strathclyde and The University of Glasgow.
Glasgow is famous for culture and entertainment, boasting many museums, galleries, modern shopping complexes, movie theatres, pubs, discos and everything else a modern city should have.
Glasgow’s attractions are of great popularity among international students. They can enjoy a quick visit to the Kelvingrove Museum, where they sometimes offer free tours. Glasgow science centre is another student attraction that is highly suitable for science major students. Some of the other attractions include; Glasgow Film Theatre, Riverside Museum, and The Mitchell Library.
Getting around Glasgow is very easy. If you are a student going to Glasgow for the first time, you can download the Traveline Scotland app, where you can find all types of transportation information. There is also a smartcard for daily transportation via the subway and there is The SPT "Roundabout" ticket, which allows you unlimited trips in one day. Glasgow’s subway line is called Clockwork Orange; it is the third oldest subway in the world. It got its name from the circular shape of the stations on the map. You can find the detailed map of the stations on SPT’s website, the main company that runs the subway right now. Bus lines are also available all over the city.
Glasgow has several major train stations and is only 4 hours to London and 2 hours to Manchester. It is also only between 30-45 minutes to Stirling and Edinburgh making it easy to travel to other cities within the UK. More importantly, Glasgow has an International airport allowing students and young professionals to fly to or from Glasgow from many international destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.