1. Seeing the world
Studying and living abroad means that you are able to explore a new country full of new and exciting places to visit as well as get easy access to visit neighbouring countries at an affordable price. During your holidays, thousands of students travel to new destinations instead of going back home although many students book short stays during week-ends too.
2. International Education
Going abroad to pursue your higher education will offer you the unique opportunity to gain access to an internationally recognised university as well as receive an international education with many universities offering degree programmes with an international outlook.
3. Discovering other cultures
Studying with thousands of students at university with an important international student population, sometimes with over 100 nationalities represented, gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself into a number of foreign cultures through your time in and outside of class. Exploring new cultures is a unique opportunity for breakingdown barries, overcoming stereotypes and building a broader perspective.
4. Mastering other languages
As you pursue your degree in English, you will very quickly notice your level of comprehension and writing significantly improve. Help is always at hand when it comes with your written projects with most Universities offering free Essay-clinic sessions that you may attend free of charge. You are able to choose to study another language during your studies abroad or take part in an exchange programme which most great Universities offer.
5. A dream job around the corner
By studying abroad, employers understand that you are a strong-minded individual fearless of professional challenges and eager to learn. By acknowledging your academic achievements and personal development as an international student, they are most likely to invest in hiring and training you, even with little or no previous work experience, as a young, dynamic and ambitious individual.
6. Discovering new interests
Going to university is the opportunity for students to adopt the idea of broadening the possibility of exploring new interests. Every international well-reputed university has dozens of societies or student clubs ranging from sports to political and liberation groups. Whether you would like to pick up on your own interests and hobbies or take on new ones, managing your time wisely between your academic and personal engagements is key.
7. Expanding your network of contacts
Although not much is taught about networking or how to use it at University, networking can be greatly beneficial to a successful job search and career. Whether it is at University with your university professors or with other students, networking will help you tap into jobs and employers you might not have known about. The best way to use your network connections is simply by passing out your resume and a brief description of what you are looking for to them and asking them to pass it along to anyone they know who might have a job opportunity alligned with your dream job position.
8. A personal development opportunity
Possessing a strong set of transferable skills is part of your personal development that employers believe is key for employees to make the widest contributions to organisations. Most if not all Universities will offer you an array of opportunities to gain the skills and experiences that meet your personal development goals. From volunteering to leadership and skills workshops, make sure to bring out the best from your time at university!
9. Postgraduate school admissions
Both future employers and graduate schools admissions teams praise the value of diversity shown by students who have studied abroad during their undergraduate studies. By studying abroad at undergraduate level and apply to pursue your graduate studies abroad at an internationally-recognised university, your application will certainly stand out from a thousand others simply because university will know you are the kind of individual that is fearless of challenges.
10. Life-changing experience
Your experience abroad will be an unparalleled and a life-changing one for all of the above. Studying abroad comes with an array of advantages from learning to be fully independent to meeting people from across the globe ! Your entire experience of studying and living abroad will unquestionably pave your way to success on all levels.
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