Students who refuse to travel abroad to study for excuses such as; I cannot stay without my friends and family”, “ Studying abroad is very expensive for me” or “I have other engagements in my present college,” do miss out of an excellent opportunity to gain an international perspective.
In this article, I have painstakingly highlighted top ten reasons one should study abroad.
1 You can learn a foreign language while studying abroad through Interactions with locals in salons, malls and subways. Actually, living ad studying in a foreign country where another language is spoken will force you to hastily learn the new language in an almost natural setting.
2. You’ll have the wonderful privilege of making friends from almost every corner of the earth. You’ll be able to widen your network at no cost to you. After your studies, you’ll be likely to travel to other countries to visit these friends whom you’ve formed friendships with.
3 Opportunities to travel to other neighboring countries. If you are studying in a European country that has a shengen agreement, you’ll be able to visit other European countries without need for a visa.
4. You’ll learn about new cultures and traditions. You’ll be exposed to other tradition, music,clothing and food. The Culture of a country is not always given by its music or clothing but by the thinking of its people. And if you decide to study for several months abroad and interact with members of that culture for a while, you’ll truly understand their habits and thoughts.
5 You can have a new perspective of your own country-Getting to know what foreigners think of your own people and culture. Infact, your own interaction with strangers will change your understanding of international perspective.
6 You will be able to break your routine. If you are one of those people who are always busy between classes, working groups and other projects is likely to feel that everything you do will collapse if you go. However, this is not true. You can take a semester off obligations.
7 Living and studying alone in a foreign country allows you to learn about and understand yourself even better. Infact, you’ll be forced to rethink your own goals and values .
8 You will be able to explore your roots. Visit places and monuments that have to do with your roots, that of your parents and grandparents. This will allow you to better understand your identity and genetic habits of your family.
9 Opportunities to expand your resume. Though the number of students who decide to train abroad has increased in recent times, yet very few. Therefore, having an experience of this nature may give you an extra advantage when applying for opportunities and jobs .
10 You’ll be able to improve your grades. Studying abroad(probably in an English speaking country) will to add an international perspective to your field of study, especially if you’re studying literature.