Historically speaking, women’s colleges have been places of mentorship, leadership and sisterhood for talented women who were previously denied educational opportunities because of their gender.
Although many female colleges have now merged, closed or become co-ed, a number of women-only institutions remain, offering a unique educational experience you may not have considered before.
But what’s it like being an international student at an all-women’s university?
There are more than 1.5 billion people living in East Asia, which is over one fifth of the world’s population.
The region is characterised by a hot and humid climate that varies little throughout the year, except during the two annual monsoons. The region is full of natural beauty, and students can enjoy the powdery slopes of Hokkaido in Japan, climb up the iconic Mount Fuji or spend time on the sun-drenched beaches and turquoise waters of Okinawa.
Shanghai is the largest city in China by population and is the second most populous city in the world.
It is a major administrative, shipping and trading city and located on the estuary of the Yangtze River.
There are many sights and sounds to take in while exploring Shanghai, such as the soaring skyscrapers, traditional gardens and shopping districts.
For students who are night owls, there are plenty of things to keep you busy until the early hours of the morning, including The Bund, night markets, and night time cruises on the Huangpu River.
As one of the oldest cities in the world, Beijing has a rich history stretching back 3,000 years.
The city is home to seven Unesco World Heritage Sites including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian and parts of the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.
However, with a population of more than 21 million people and as China’s capital, the city's modern buildings such as the China Media Group Headquarters, China World Trade Headquarters, and Capital Museum are also impressive sights.