It has a history of colonial control spanning centuries. Located south of the Italian island of Sicily between Europe and North Africa, it has been occupied by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and latterly France and Britain. Independence from Britain was achieved in 1964, after the Maltese people were awarded the George Cross for defending the island during the Second World War.
Over the centuries, Malta's strategic position fostered its development as an important trading post and it remains a leading centre for container and freight transhipment.
Malta is a popular holiday destination and tourism is the nation's main source of income. Although just about 316 sq.kilometers in size, Malta has had quite a tumultuous and action packed with history. Several nations and kings fought wars and tried to control it before being overthrown by the next who ruled it for a period of time. Right from when the stone age man arrived here with the British who ruled the islands for 150 years from 1814 to 1964.
One of the reasons why students get attracted to this tiny nation for purposes of education is that it has a uniqueness that is typical of many an islands. This is combined with unique features that are listed below that lend the islands a unique flavor when seen in light of further education.
More than 200 courses are offered in Malta. These are adapted to assimilate international students and are taught in English.
In view of all the above, it becomes imperative for students who are keen to expand their horizons and study abroad; to consider Malta as one of their destinations.