Six advantages to studying abroad
Read on to find out how you can benefit from an international education.
Have you been wondering what you can gain from an international education? Hundreds of thousands of students around the world travel to new places to complete their higher studies. Here are some of the reasons why…
Improve Your Language Skills
Studying abroad will significantly improve your language skills. You can always study a language in class, but when you use a new language on a daily basis, you will be given the opportunity to practice more and apply the language in real life. You will learn the language faster and also pick up on local slang and the style of speaking.
Expand Your Network
When you study abroad as an international student, you meet new people from all around the world, expanding your networking circle. Your connections go global and some of them may even lead you to new professional and social opportunities in the future.
When you study abroad you gain a lot of exposure. I made a lot of my international friends when I began my studies at INTO. I think when you diversify your connections, it makes for a really special experience.
Jynwaye – Malaysian student studying Environmental Science at Oregon State University
Practice Your Independence
Studying abroad means living away from your family and friends and you may experience homesickness for the first time. But living abroad also means that you have a newfound independence and will learn to take care of yourself, improve study habits, make new friends, manage your own money and much more. Studying abroad prepares you for your future professional and personal life as an adult.
Develop Your Confidence
Being an international student means getting out of your comfort zone and challenging yourself to have new experiences. Stepping up to these challenges helps you gain confidence in yourself and your ability to live on your own, meet new people, communicate in a different language and adapt to unfamiliar situations.
Studying here has been really good for me. I’ve gained a lot of confidence and received moral support. Being around different cultures has helped me see the world from so many perspectives.
Ade – Indonesian student studying a Pathway Program at INTO George Mason University
Broaden Your Horizons
Traveling and experiencing new cultures is one of the best parts of studying abroad. You can explore foreign places, meet people with backgrounds different than your own and broaden your perspectives of the world and your place in it. As you embark on becoming a global citizen, you will develop cross-cultural awareness and gain insights into the value of life experiences.
It is really cool because I have learned a lot of different cultural aspects. It has really opened my eyes to the opportunities around me.
Igo – Indonesian student studying Landscape Architecture at Colorado State University
Increase Your Educational and Professional Prospects
Many international students travel abroad for their higher studies so they can receive a better education than they could have at home. Studying abroad can also improve your career opportunities – the knowledge, experience and skills that you obtain are well-respected the world over.
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