Studying abroad has long been an enriching experience for adventurous university students worldwide. While the promise of new experiences and an enriching social life certainly draws them, its academic, cultural, and career benefits have never been greater.
Studying abroad is no longer reserved solely for students; graduates seeking postgraduate educations abroad – particularly in the US – have also seen their numbers steadily increase. With global economies becoming more globalized each day, business graduates in particular seek global experiences through their studies.
Hult’s global campus welcomes students from every background imaginable – from career-minded undergraduates and MBA hopefuls looking for improvement, to academic travelers looking for certificate studies abroad. Each has different reasons why they pursue certificate studies overseas, yet some common topics come up when discussing Hult students – here are our views of five great benefits of studying abroad!
- It’ll look great on your CV
Experience in living internationally is highly valued by managers, showing your ability to manage people from various cultures while showing increased flexibility. Furthermore, exploring another country simultaneously while learning skills to complete graduate work would be even better!
- Possibly find a way to improve on your language abilities
Do you remember all those odd tongues from school? Me neither. Revivify them by studying abroad; you might be amazed at how many you remember! Additionally, taking language courses when traveling abroad can be an incredible way to meet new people.
- Living in a far off nation is totally different to a vacation
Over time, you will begin to explore your place of study more intimately; learning essential details about its surrounding community such as where to purchase the best coffee and which tourists to avoid in your new city.
- Meet a different scope of individuals
Your openness to various people will not only help strengthen your relationship building abilities, but will also give you more in-depth information about others – particularly from different societies.
- Make lifelong companions
While not everyone will become your best friend, chances are good you’ll meet at least one person you can rely on as lifelong allies (if they manage to stay in touch!). A global study experience can be an incredible way to bond with fellow students.
- Find intriguing food sources
Add more paella, poutine, pierogi, schnitzel, shawarma chimichanga katsudon bobotie and baklava into your life today.
- Study and advance in an unexpected way
Studying abroad often presents students with an entirely different teaching method, which may prove daunting at first, yet will open your mind up to new ways of understanding.
- Acquire freedom
Studying or living abroad demands you to become independent without the comforts of home. Treat this as an exciting new challenge rather than something scary!
- Learn self-reliance
Moving abroad can be an incredible test of self-reliance. By the time (if) you return, your dependence on others should have decreased while you grew a greater sense of ownership within yourself.
- You’ll acquire a more noteworthy information on various societies
Living abroad can help broaden your view on life at home and help to shape new perspectives that go beyond what defines where you come from.
- See your own way of life through another focal point
Doing a study abroad experience will enable you to identify both what your strengths and weaknesses are, which you can then build upon for success on future travels abroad.
- Get familiar with yourself
Hasten the transition from teenage to adult by diving headfirst into an uncharted world. While this might require fighting for yourself and purchasing your meals independently, as well as washing clothes yourself – but the rewards will often make the effort worth while!
- Turn into a adult
One of the main motivations behind studying abroad is gaining life experience. By living overseas for an extended period of time, you will learn how to organize your life effectively while adapting to unexpected events and being free and independent.
- Acquire life experience
Travel is full of surprises and experiences – when away from home it can bring unexpectedly wonderful opportunities! Open yourself up to new encounters and sights and the good times will surely follow.
- Be spontaneous and adventurous
Your mind learns to find value even in more modest objects, which helps you appreciate their true worth more easily.
- You figure out how to see the value in the more modest things more
Studying abroad typically means having significantly fewer possessions than an average student would, and being so far from home can make you crave all those familiar comforts that had previously gone unappreciated. With that comes an appreciation for all sorts of familiar comforts like home-cooked meals from your folks or having multiple shoe collections available to browse through.
- Acquire a worldwide outlook
No matter whether it is for work, study or recreation purposes, your new global perspective can serve to support arguments, reinforce convictions and direct your future.
- Get the advantages of worldwide student limits
Student limits are always exciting, and even more so when shopping with money you find interesting! (Disclaimer: you do not need to spend all at once.)
- It’s an extraordinary encounter
Even after your study abroad adventure is completed, its memories will linger with you long afterwards.
- You’ll see the value in your home and family more
Reminiscent of those days when life was simple? Indulge yourself by forgetting any parental disputes or sibling rivalries. Also take this chance to forgive all your less appealing qualities… When you return, your relationships will look much stronger!