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What are the benefits of studying abroad?

Learning abroad is a recent trend among my friends. Many young people head to other countries and, sometimes, stay there for a long time. I, personally, don’t see what all the fuss is about. Can you please tell me what are the benefits of studying abroad? Does the education differ a lot? I must admit that the constant chatter of my friends about the new things in new countries makes me consider an opportunity to apply to a college abroad as well. I just can’t make my mind on the question. What do you think about it?

Oh, I’m really interested in getting a scholarship for my studies, are there any study abroad grants?

Rodney Fox

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Heather Maxwell on February 14, 2018

The whole deal that attracts so many people to learn abroad is not the quality of education. Well, it actually depends on the country where you are from. Sometimes, foreign universities do have major advantages. However, I think that the best part of going to another country is actually the intercultural experience you get. Living and studying in another country, you immerse in its everyday life and get to know what their life is like. In time, the perception of your own habits changes and you begin to combine the experience of two countries. You expend your field of view and learn tolerance.

Meeting new people is always fascinating. Just remember your own experience with a foreigner. Have you ever been excited to talk to them and ask a few questions? Just imagine that you can do it anytime. In addition, it will help you to study their language. Developing your skills both at classes in university and in everyday life will surely be beneficial when you return to your country. A specialist who knows a couple of languages is always appreciated.

To my mind, the main benefit of studying abroad is becoming more independent. Even if you move to another state to go to college, you’ll know that parents are always close and can help you any moment. Leaving the country, you learn to take responsibility and lead a grown-up life. You start looking after yourself and sorting your own problems. Don’t worry, there is plenty of fun—after all, it’s a university and you are a student. If you don’t know how to solve a problem, there is always university staff or the members of the organization you use ready to help you.

Besides, if you wonder why studying abroad is good, just ask your acquaintances who have moved to another countries. If they share their positive experience with you, you’ll know whether this is the opportunity of your life or not.

If you think that you are too young and still want to remain completely carefree, go to a university near your home and come to study abroad for a year of your master’s degree.

I don’t really know the answer to your last question about grants for studying abroad. However, I’m sure that the universities in Europe, at least, have to have scholarships reserved for the excellence in studying no matter what country you are from. Of course, the decision is all yours, but I would advise you to grasp this opportunity.

Charles McAleara year ago

A great answer that touches the most important aspects. I’d just like to add a few more details. Learning abroad will help you to discover yourself and find those new sides that you’ve never noticed before. You’ll know what you are good at and what you can’t do on your own. Instead of becoming a boring adult, you are learning to be more spontaneous and adventurous. You’ll learn to appreciate small things as well as your home and family more. You never know how much you love your relatives until you leave them for some time. You’ve never appreciated a comfortable bed of your childhood more. All these small things make the experience so unforgettable.

Moreover, it’s a great addition to your CV. Employers love diverse people who have an interesting record and experience in life.

I’ve studied abroad myself and can say that now I understand more spices of life and how to enjoy it.


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