Why Study in Malaysia?
Until 2004, Malaysia was the unlikely home of the world’s tallest buildings, a distinction that says just as much about this small country in Southeast Asia as it does about the region as a whole.
Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s bustling, exciting capital city of nearly 1.5 million residents, the Petronas Towers soar nearly 1,500 feet above the ground. And on top of their sheer height, the architectural design of them, conceived to reflect the nature of the local Muslim culture, is an achievement in itself. Students in the capital city will find themselves in the heart of one of the most exciting, up-and-coming urban centers in the region.
As a result, they will enjoy international cuisine, a bustling nightlife, other students from all over the world, and a culture as stimulating and as exciting as any they are likely to encounter abroad.In terms of nightlife, which is key to any college student’s experience, “Kuala Lumpur has the most upbeat nightlife scene in Malaysia. Dining out and a night at the pubs or discotheques are regular activities for city residents, and entertainment venues are virtually around every street corner.
There are also concentrated pockets which can almost be classified as entertainment districts.” This, of course, is of tremendous benefit when it comes to relaxing after all the rigors of the classroom that students in Malaysia are sure to experience.
Students, of course, may find themselves a bit intimidated by the prospect of having to learn the Malay language, but they needn’t be: It is really no more difficult to learn than any other language, and immersion in a country in which it is spoken is sure to make understanding it and communicating in it much easier than you may fear.
And because it is so similar to the Indonesian language, and its use is so widespread through Southeast Asia (including some people in Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines), a working knowledge of it will take you far in your travels and work throughout the region. However, with a little bit of practice, the ways of life of the Malaysian people will come to seem like second-nature to you.