What are the Best Foreign Colleges?

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Many of the very best colleges in the world are located in the United States. But if you want to immerse yourself in another culture -- or simply want to broaden your educational horizons -- there's no shortage of excellent colleges in foreign countries. You just need to know where to look.

According to the "Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014," these are the best foreign universities overall, taking into account the quality of their teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Let's start with the University of Oxford in England. It's ranked number 2 in the world overall, and is attended by about 12,000 undergraduates. As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, it's steeped in history and tradition. Many world leaders and Nobel Prize winners have attended its hallowed halls. Highlights of the year include an annual rowing race against arch rivals, the University of Cambridge.

But if Oxford's not for you, there are plenty of other top ranked universities located in England, including:

  • University of Cambridge
  • Imperial College London
  • University College London (UCL)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • King's College London

Click through for more of the world's best colleges in many other foreign countries!