There are thousands of students from different countries currently furthering their education in Cyprus. Part of the appeal for these international students is that they can receive a quality education in a safe and friendly environment at an affordable price. The enviable Mediterranean climate and the rich culture of Cyprus is also a huge plus. Cypriot students also benefit from the international students who bring a diverse cultural dimension to the student body. Many long lasting friendships have been formed which have later enhanced the relationships between the different countries. Cyprus offers higher education of excellent standards at all their colleges and universities. The largest higher education institutions are in Nicosia with smaller branches in Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos. Thousands of foreign students are currently studying at University of Cyprus. Located in the nation’s capital, the University of Nicosia is a global educational centre with 20% of its 5,000 students coming from abroad, representing over 60 different countries in a multicultural learning environment that promotes friendship, cooperation and understanding. The main language of education in Cyprus is English which makes it easier for international students. Cyprus is also located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa which makes the island easily accessible to many countries.