Located on the southern coast, approximately an hour from London, this lively city is one of the largest and most famous seaside resorts in the country. Often referred to as 'London by the Sea,' the cosmopolitan city has the same multicultural population that London boasts, but within a much smaller and more easily navigable area. With a population of almost 250,000, however, Brighton inhabitants have been known to get their digs back by calling London 'Brighton by the land'.
Brighton has two major universities - the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton - both of which offer excellent academics. These two large universities contribute to a significant student population in the city, assuring that international students will quickly feel right at home with other students from around the world. It is particularly popular with international students from all over Europe who descend on the city by the thousands during the summer to take language courses.