Being a student abroad

Being a student abroad

You ask an exchange student, a scholarship candidate or a fee-paying student about their study-abroad experience and their response is unequivocally positive; they always cherish the time they spent to in a foreign land to study. It is a common belief that a study abroad experience is not only a short cut to linguistic fluency but also a means of cross-cultural understanding. In today’s globalized world, it is critically important to internationalize yourself through foreign education to be globally competent and relevant.

It demonstrably reaps academic benefits. When you study overseas, you may be able to take courses not available in your own country. You may also adopt new hobbies and play unfamiliar sports and fall in love with them. Young students with ripe minds can particularly learn different and valuable skill sets if they opt for studying abroad. It helps to gain confidence through meeting other students from a different part of the world and exploring various learning methods and techniques they use.

Travelling outside your country is an education itself. It opens up new possibilities and reveal a world to you impossible to understand by books alone. Your study abroad experience can be incorporated into your resume and interview while you apply for a job. This novel experience will be considerable attractive to your prospective employers who prefer to hire candidates with international exposure and experience. Learning a second language in your year(s) abroad will further let your résumé stand out from rest of the people as many global organizations are often inclined towards multilinguals.

Challenging yourself with uncommon experiences will make you reconsider or strengthen your values. Your views and stereotypes about foreign countries will alter once you have actually been abroad and it will also give you the opportunity to dispel the stereotypes about your own country that foreigners may hold.



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