Here’s a fun fact, no one in this photo is from the same country 😱. If this doesn’t convince you enough to move, here are 5 reasons why you need to study abroad.
LEARN NEW CULTURES & APPRECIATE YOURS
Imagine, sitting in a room with 17 other nationalities, that’s 17 different accents and 17 different cultures! Studying abroad is one of the easiest ways to expose yourself to new cultures without having to step foot on a plane. This learning experience broadens your perspective and actually makes you appreciate your own culture even more. Being able to share and compare your own culture creates a self-awareness that is truly empowering.
YOUR CV WILL THANK YOU LATER
One of the main reasons we study abroad is to gain international exposure and work experience. The new skills and knowledge you develop throughout the experience really gives your CV a boost. Especially, when employers can see that you’ve integrated with different cultures and people.
BECOME A WANNA-BE GLOBETROTTER
Apart from studying (yes, we know that is important), living abroad is a great opportunity to see the world. If you decide to study in Europe, you can visit neighboring countries for cheap and really explore this fascinating continent. See my budget friendly travel tips here for more!
When you’re no longer exposed to the comforts of your family and friends at home, you’re able to challenge yourself as you adapt to this new way of living. You’ll have to make your own decisions, cook for yourself and possibly travel alone. I promise you though, it is quite rewarding.
IMPROVE LANGUAGE SKILLS
What better way to learn or improve a language than real-life immersion? You have access to real accents and as the saying goes, ‘practice makes perfect.’ It’s an opportunity to engage with locals and really engross in learning outside the classroom.
Are you considering studying abroad? Why are you doing it? Comment below!