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STUDENT LIFE / NOV. 08, 2014
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6 Benefits to Studying Abroad

Without a doubt, studying in a foreign country has its benefits. If you ask anybody who has studied abroad, they will tell you that it is a unique and life-changing experience and one of the most rewarding things they have ever done in their life!

Are you considering studying abroad? This article will give you 6 excellent reasons why you should do it:

#1 Learn a new language

The most effective way to learn a new language is by living in a foreign country. If you choose to study abroad you are most likely going to hear and practice speaking the language every day so you will become an expert in it! Along with becoming a multilingual person you will develop your communication and listening skills, thus contributing to the development of your transferable skills.

#2 Experience a new culture

Studying at a foreign institution can help you gain a unique cultural experience and expand your understanding of its culture. Truth is, not many people have the chance to travel or stay in a country over a long period of time. But since you will be studying there you will have all the time in the world to learn more about the culture, religion and beliefs and to get involved in many cultural events and festivals.

#3 Become truly independent

You may be miles away from your parents and the rest of your family but that’s okay. In time you learn to adjust and how to live on your own, adopting your new lifestyle. Studying abroad will help you to gain independence and face reality, having to take on more responsibilities and looking after yourself. 

#4 Change the way you think

Studying abroad challenges the way you think and forces you to reconsider the way you think. Whether you realise it not, it encourages you to change your perspective and start thinking outside of the box. It affects your problem solving skills and the way you analyse things and helps you think more objectively, tolerate differences and appreciate diversity.

#5 Prepares yourself for an international workplace

Such international experience can help you prepare for your future career. Employers will choose to employ you over other candidates, because you have lived, studied or worked in another country. Why? This experience will prove to employers that you have the initiative ability to adjust easily and confidence stand on your own two feet.

#6 Opportunity to travel 

Studying abroad is a great opportunity to travel more widely within the same country or around the world. Perhaps you could visit your friends or other members of your family who are already living and studying in another country. The holidays or weekends are the perfect time to travel and go somewhere you have never been before!

Studying abroad does not only offer you a unique international experience but it also equips you with the essential transferable skills that can help you get your dream job. Would you be interested in studying abroad? Check StudyinEurope to decide what and where you want to study in Europe.

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