The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is here! The long-awaited Christmas holidays give us more time to enjoy ourselves with our loved ones while allowing us to rest and disconnect from daily tasks. There are many outdoor activities available during this period, such as visiting Christmas markets, ice skating, or attending Christmas reunions with family and friends. But let’s be honest, who doesn’t fancy a simple and cozy movie night at home? We, in our commitment to support you on your international education journey, have compiled for you 6 movie suggestions about studying abroad so that you can get the most out of those holiday evenings. Get the popcorn ready, grab your favorite blanket, and let yourself be inspired! 

Here are six movies about studying abroad that are perfect to watch during the holidays:

  1. Lost in Translation (2003). It narrates the unlikely bond created between a down-and-out actor and a neglected woman who cross paths in Tokyo. A classic about starting somehow from scratch abroad.
  1. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). A thriller that tells the bizarre story of someone who has to lie about his identity to achieve his goals. Telling you more would be a spoiler, but trips, adventures, and unforgettable experiences are guaranteed. 
  1. Good Will Hunting (1997). Will Hunting is a young man who works as a concierge at MIT and has a gift for mathematics but needs help from someone else to believe in himself. Simply a beautiful life lesson that will help you discover your inner potential. 
  1. The Spanish Apartment (2002). A must-watch if you are especially planning to study in Spain! It tells the story of a French student who moves into an apartment in Barcelona with six other characters from all over Europe. 
  1. With Honors (1994). Convinced his thesis will have him graduate with honors from Harvard University, a student finds himself at the mercy of a homeless man’s demands. A comedy that will also make you dive into academic life.
  1. Wild (2014). It is a chronicle of a woman that starts a solo hike as a way to recover from some personal trauma. Not precisely about studying abroad but about getting out of your comfort zone.

Some of these movies are based on true events, many reflect the bright side of moving abroad, while others talk about the challenges you will face when leaving everything behind to pursue your dreams away from home. At SRT, we want you to be prepared and with an open mind to embrace what will undoubtedly be the best moment of your life. We hope you enjoy a well-deserved vacation and we look forward to continuing to accompany you on this exciting adventure!